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History In The Re-Making – Oklahoma Project Progresses Forward

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 partnered with Texas-based electrical contractor, Prism Electric, to remove and restore the large interior chandeliers and pendants located inside the renowned “Great Banking Hall”.

Fourteen of the larger type of chandeliers from the project, Type HF2, were carefully 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.

Three tiers of lamping clusters per fixture, totaling 182 sockets, were replaced and rewired with UL listed components before each fixture was HIPOT tested in accordance with UL standard 1598.

The beautifully restored original pewter finish is truly a sight to behold and we hope that First National Center community, residents, patrons, and guests will enjoy these truly unique fixtures for decades to come!

Stay tuned for future updates as our artisans begin the restoration process on the project’s two largest fixtures!!!

For more information regarding the restoration of the historic lighting fixtures from the First National Bank project, you may review the Historic Lighting Restoration Project Webpage.


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