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NJ Entertainment Services Powers 9-11 Memorial Tribute

Two beams of light representing the Twin Towers mark the seventh anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Entertainment Services had the honor to provide power to the annual art installation, "Tribute in Light." Staged at the World Trade Center, the work is comprised of 88 searchlights that create two vertical columns of light to represent the two fallen towers. Entertainment Services transformers powering the searchlights bring the “Tribute in Light” to life.

Originally lit March 11, 2002—six months after the attack—the display ran until April 14 of that year. The project was launched again September 11, 2003 to mark the second anniversary of the attack, and has been done every year since. It stays lit from dusk to dawn and can be seen from over 60 miles away.

Michael Ahern Production Services (MAPS), a long-time client of ES Northeast Regional Manager Steve Jackson, had been using a competitor to power it up. When the competitor was bought out, MAPS turned to Entertainment Services for the solution.

On September 4, New Jersey Entertainment technicians Jason Kolterjahn and Dennis Crespo reported to Ground Zero in New York City to install the power units for the event. The setup included two 1250 kW generators, eight 300 kVA transformers, one 2400 amp standing section, 15,000 feet of 4/0 cable and an extensive rigging package to bring cables up to the top of parking structure.


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