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First National Center

Historic Interior Lighting

Project Info

Job Site Oklahoma City, OK
Electrical Contractor Prism Electric

Project Description

The First National Center, formerly known as First National Bank Building, is a prominent mixed-use skyscraper located in downtown Oklahoma City. The building was constructed in 1931 by the First National Bank and Trust Company of Oklahoma City and contains 33 floors at 446 feet (136 m) tall. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2018.

Grand Light removed and restored the large interior chandeliers and pendants located inside the renowned “Great Banking Hall”. Our specialists utilized a combination of lifts, scaffolding, rigging, and ladders to disassemble twenty massive cast brass chandeliers and pendants, many weighing over 300lbs and over 6ft tall. All existing fixtures were thoroughly photographed and documented prior and during disassembly. Our on-site team carefully removed, packed, and safely transported all fixtures over 1500 miles from Oklahoma City to Grand Light’s Lighting Restoration Factory located in Seymour, Connecticut.

During our factory evaluation, all on-site documentation and in-factory sampling were analyzed by our team of engineers with the findings submitted to the design team for review. Detailed profile drawings were also created for use in representing how components fit together, highlight existing damages/deficiencies, and map electrical connections.

The restoration process involved the historical fixtures disassembled, soda/vapor blasted, and hand cleaned with proprietary pewter cleaning solutions. Multiple applications of a UV resistant protective lacquer coating of all steel and brass components was applied. Multiple tiers of lamping clusters per fixture, totaling 276 sockets, were replaced and rewired with UL listed components before each fixture was HIPOT tested in accordance with UL standard 1598.

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Detailed profile drawings were created for use in representing how components fit together, highlight existing damages/deficiencies, and map electrical connections.

Grand Light artisans disassembled, soda/vapor blasted, hand cleaned, and applied multiple applications of a UV resistant protective lacquer coating.

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