Empire Iron Works Ltd. detailed, supplied, fabricated and erected the steel for the Bankers Hall Galleria project.
Gracefully towering over Stephen Avenue next to Bankers Hall, these majestic tree structures act as obstacles to break the wind. Constructed from plate and transitioning from three triangular legs into four rectangular boxes, the trees are a testament to the skills of our shop tradesmen. The interior of the legs accommodate electrical conduits to allow evening light shows. Fabricated in pieces, trial assembled, broken down ad reassembled on site.
The detail involved in cutting plate shapes for the tree structures as well as accommodating, coordinating and installing electrical chase for lights and cat 5 cable made this project fall to a medium complexity job to complete.
The erection and finishing of the trees in a "tight" public space provided the erection crew to receive material when each sculpture was to be erected as their was little space for storage of steel.
This innovative set of sculptural steel installations won a CISC Alberta Region Honorable Mention Award in 2001.