Sierra Signs is pleased to be able to share video excerpts from some of our projects in series, in hopes of educating and engaging those interested in how we produce and install a variety of signs in stages.
Sit back, relax and watch the process.
Sierra Signs Arizona Museum Of Natural History Dinosaur Installation
Sierra Signs installed the 3-D model dinosaur on the exterior of the Arizona Museum of Natural History building. The dinosaur was fabricated by a company from the Midwest and shipped in pieces to a Downtown Mesa staging area. The dinosaur was assembled piece-by-piece and then carefully transported to below the exterior wall of the museum where it was positioned for installation. Inside the museum, Sierra Signs’ expert installation team installs the brackets and rods through the museum wall necessary to secure the dinosaur to the outside of the building. When completed, the massive dinosaur appears to be breaking out through the museum wall and escaping.
Have you seen it? Be sure to drive by the Arizona Museum Of Natural History at 53 North Macdonald and West Pepper Place in Mesa, AZ 85201.
Phoenix Mountain Preserve – Piestewa Peak Monument Installation
The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department located at the gateway to the parks and peaks at Phoenix Mountain Preserve Piestewa Peak is the massive new 60-foot-tall entry monument created by The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department and Sierra Signs. The impressive, modern, well-positioned concrete and iron structure includes the park’s establishment date in 1959. The monument showcases the newly renovated park.
In addition to the entrance monument are other smaller iron monument signs, Sierra Signs also produced wayfinding, trailheads and markings, heat warnings, as well as pedestal information signage.
This city park was originally called Squaw Peak before it was renamed for Lori Piestewa – a Hopi soldier killed in Iraq. Pedestal Plaques pay tribute to Lori Piestewa.
The parks and peaks at Phoenix Mountains Preserve located in the heart of Central Phoenix and just 20 minutes from downtown.
Falcon Field Tower Graphics Installation
Sierra Signs designs and installs a giant photographic portrait on the air traffic control tower at Mesa’s Falcon Field Airport.
The City of Mesa celebrates the control tower installation of a 38′ tall and 18′ wide image of a woman performing what traditionally had been a man’s job, while soldiers were at war in the 1940s. Air traffic controllers’ are greeted and reminded every day when arriving to work of the hard-working, dedication of those women representing an important part of our aviation history.
Boosting the most impressive air traffic control tower in the country, Mesa’s Falcon Field monument project involved Sierra Signs graphic layout and photo printing techniques on adhesive back 3M vinyl. Enlarging a grainy 3-inch tall by 1-inch wide photo to 38 feet tall and 18′ wide, and still having it recognizable, was thought to be nearly impossible. It was said that it would have been easier to enlarge a postage stamp to the size of Rhode Island!
The tower wrap project team included representatives of the City of Mesa, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), CORE Construction and Sierra Signs.
Tower Location: 4800 E. Falcon Drive, Mesa, AZ 85215