USA recently completed fabrication and installation of a giant bar graph at the historic Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. The bar graph illustrates incarceration statistics, creating a dialogue about the subject matter with great visual impact. Having worked with Eastern State on two previous projects, we understand their specific challenges in creating new exhibits at a historic site.
We worked closely with Sean and Breanna to develop material and finish samples that would define the aesthetics of the Big Graph. Once we all decided that powder coated steel with water jet cut numbering was the answer, we quickly got to work detailing construction methods, and fabricating the graph to withstand long term outdoor weather conditions.
The Big Graph sits on concrete piers, with internal framework supporting each panel.
The opening reception was held on a beautiful summer evening here in Philadelphia.