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Infiniti and Beyond (06-12-02)
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Continuing a history of superb structures at this event, renowned scenic and exhibit designers, George P Johnson contacted Total Structures Inc to fabricate the main canopy of the Infiniti stand at the North American International Automobile Show in Detroit and time was of the essence. The project was high profile in more ways than one. The aerofoil canopy was to fly high above the centerpiece of the Infiniti stand, combining elegance and impact.

The designers at Total Structures set to work on the proposed form, adapting tried and tested designs and using well known fabrication techniques to create a visually pleasing structure. The canopy tapers down from the rear hinge to a point, with the top chords curved to enhance the elegant form.

The truss skeleton is covered with fabric with spaces for lighting fixtures to spotlight the new models with spectacular effect.

The canopy is built at ground level and then lifted on chain hoists to trim height. The rear of the canopy is attached to a grid structure above the dividing wall through a hinge, allowing it to be rotated to the required angle.

"A very pleasing project, which demonstrated our expertise in engineering and fabricating architectural centerpieces for major corporations" commented Meechie Thomas, Sales Executive of Total Structures Inc.

Show: North American International Auto Show
Location: Cobo Center, Detroit Michigan
Dates: January, 2002
Exhibitor: Nissan North America
Nissan Exhibit Design: Fumita Design & The George P. Johnson Company (Paul Martin & Sandamal Silva)
Infiniti Exhibit Design: The George P Johnson Company (Joel McCall)
Lighting Designer: Juice Creative (Chris Medvitz)
Lighting & Rigging Contractor: Light & Sound Design / Fourth Phase

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