LED signs now illuminate Washington D.C.’s Chinatown neighborhood thanks to Electrical Alliance Contractor, Jack Stone Signs. The contractor installed nearly 4,000 square feet of LED displays on the exterior façade of the Verizon Center and around the Gallery Place Metro entrance.
Sansi North America (SNA), the display manufacturer, chose Jack Stone Signs to handle the engineering, structural fabrication and installation at the Verizon Center following a successful collaboration on a project last year at NPR’s (National Public Radio) new headquarters where SNA provided LED displays for interior and exterior applications.
NPR’s system consists of LED video displays on the exterior of the building, in the lobby space, and an interior Media Mosaic that features a LED zipper combined with a series of LED displays in a portrait setting. However, the most visible piece is the 55-foot tall Icon Tower sitting in the front of the building.
The Icon Tower is composed of vertical steel tubing, glass and the S/ThurMedia TM LED sticks, specifically fabricated as a unique corporate pylon ID. The structure is constructed of six-by-six foot steel tubes, first fabricated in Jack Stone Signs’ Maryland location. The final piece of the Icon Tower’s LED presence is an exterior horizontal electronic message center, known as the zipper. The zipper displays real-time news and information on theatre performances and community events held within the NPR auditorium space.
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Jack Stone Signs
3131 Pennsy Drive, Landover MD 20785 Maryland
301-322-3323 | www.jackstonesigns.com