Rivers Casino | Pittsburgh, PA
Rivers Casino, Western Pennsylvannia
Rivers Casino, a premiere entertainment destination in western Pennsylvannia, is situated within a stone's throw of Heinz Field on the north shore near the confluence of three rivers for which Pittsburgh is so famous. It incorporates 21' tall Sierra 6500G columns in the main outdoor pedestrian plaza area fronting the river and is the latest featured project.
Open for business in August 2009, the facility is built on a 12 acre tract that formerly housed rail yards and a steel mill. Glass and steel used in the building's architecture display high-style while paying homage to the site's former industrial heritage. Developed to be more than just a casino, it strives to provide a full entertainment experience with nine restaurants and bars, live music, an outdoor ampitheater, with outstanding views of the riverfront and skyline.
Despite the large scale of the Sierra 6500 column with its 10.6" diameter and 21' overall height, the illuminating columns are perfectly proportioned within the architecture of the site. Lamped with 150w T6 ceramic metal halide sources, the luminaires add a subtle accent of warm white light, enhancing the color-changing effects on the building's facade. The ample diameter of the Sierra 6500G was also a perfect fit to accomodate the designer's proprietary sound system within the base of the shaft. An external flange with anchor bolts and base cover were provided as the mounting so that the fixtures could be installed with four inches of clear space above grade to allow sound to be projected from the base of the column.