Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum | New York, NY
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum
Located on the west side of Manhattan along the Hudson River at Pier 86, the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum reopened to the public in November 2008 after an extensive two year renovation. The exterior areas of the museum were completely redesigned to provide a welcoming park-like atmosphere and an inviting oasis for visitors. The permanent home to the aircraft carrier, USS Intrepid, features Village catenary and Canto pole mounted fixtures in key areas of the site.
Village catenary luminaires installed under fabric sail structures help greet the estimated 750,000 visitors per year as they arrive at the entrance to the museum. The luminaires are suspended by stainless steel cables and fittings mounted to poles, which also support the fabric sails. Due to the forces generated by the loading of the luminaires and sails, a large diameter pole was required to support the assemblies.
Pole mounted Canto luminaires line the right side of Pier 86 opposite the USS Intrepid. Lamped with 250w metal halide, they illuminate the promenade for evening shows and events.