Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures

Project Details

Fabric 1

Mesh Fabric 777
Producer/Manufacturer: OTHER
Primary Use: Main Fabric

Design Company
Missouri History Museum

Fabrication Company
Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures

Graphics Company
Missouri History Museum

Project Manager Name
Nick Nieponski

Project Manager Company
Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures

Installation Company
Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures

Please describe the project specifications

Fabricated and installed six hanging graphic banners on the outside of the History Museum building east and west sides. Printed on Mesh fabric with 2” flat stock on perimeter. Banner sizes included two 10’ x 27’, two 18’ x 27’ two 11’ x 21’. Installed with 3/8” x 3 screw bolts 1" self-tapping screws. St. Louis Sound is a 6,000-square-foot special exhibit at the Missouri History Museum that explores the history of popular music in St. Louis from the dawn of recorded sound in the late 1800s to the turn of the 21st century. The Director of Exhibitions at the Museum requested large hanging banners to promote the exhibit and highlight prominent musicians whose sound was formed in the Gateway City.

What is unique or complex about the project?

The sheer size of all the hanging banners is a unique aspect of this project. We had to custom design and fabricate banner hanging framework and the 40’ high installation was challenging. The exhibition opened in August of 2021 and is slated to run thru January 2023. There has been an abundance of visitors excited to take a musical trip down memory lane. The large hanging printed banners on the museum building entrance help promote the prominent musicians explored inside
the exhibit.

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