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Oakland University Carillon Tower Custom Exterior Lantern

Oakland University Carillon Tower Custom Exterior Lantern

Located in Rochester, Michigan, Oakland University is an exceptional academic institution which serves much of the Metro Detroit region and currently enrolls more than 20,000 students. The university was founded after Matilda Dodge Wilson and her husband Alfred Wilson donated their estate to Michigan State University. The school was originally known as Michigan State University-Oakland but was renamed to Oakland University in 1963 and currently resides on 1,443 acres of wooded hills and meadows.

Grand Light was selected to create a custom octagon lantern for Carillon Tower at Oakland University. The lantern consists of a custom cast aluminum frame and beautiful glazing frosted seedy glass.


Shown above is the drawing used to fabricate the custom Carillon Tower lantern. This massive lantern measured over 9 feet tall and composed of a cast aluminum body.


Shown above is the custom lantern canopy drawing created to guide in the fabrication of a canopy capable utilizing sway chains which will serve not only aesthetic appeal, but will keep then massive lantern from hitting the walls of the tower during high wind gusts.



Shown above are the custom cast aluminum fixture parts including the body, bottom, top, and finial prior to paint and assembly.


Shown above is the completed custom lantern before being packed and delivered to Oakland University Carillon Tower.
More information regarding this project can be viewed online by clicking the link for Oakland University Carillon Tower Custom Lantern.

For further information regarding this project you may contact our project manager:

Ryan Stockman
800-922-1469 ext 110

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