For the Joint Central Command Center building at MacDill AFB in Tampa, Florida Gulf Coast Signs was challenged with creating floor to ceiling double pane tempered glass panels and custom fabricated framing to create wall and elevator bay murals on four floors where a 3 dimensional etched glass look was envisioned.
About the Central Command Center Project
Clark Construction, LLC, the largest privately owned construction company in United States subcontracted the sign package to Gulf Coast Signs of Sarasota, Inc., for the state of the art Joint Intelligence Central Command Center building at the US Central Command, located at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. The most challenging aspect of this sign package was etched glass mural structures illuminated from below with fiber optics lighting. It was determined that the architects’ concept at a small scale would produce excellent visual effects; however these full size structures some as high as 10 feet would not convey the dimensional effect that the architect visualized. Gulf Coast Signs of Sarasota, Inc. accepted the challenge to work with this type of material. A concept was developed to utilize two-layered tempered glass and frosted high performance vinyl applied with a slight offset to achieve the 3-dimensional look. Small scale prototypes were created and submitted for evaluation and approval by Clark Construction, LLC, the Army Corps of Engineers and ultimately the commanding General at MacDill AFB.
Once secured, Gulf Coast Signs moved forward with the fabrication of custom mounting channels, and multi plane decorated tempered glass panels to create a spectacular one of a kind elevator surround and wall mural system for this facility