When the City of Eagan, Minnesota, was making plans to decommission an aging water tower that was also being used a telecommunications site, they wanted more than a typical monopole to take its place.
The project team designed an innovative, 178-foot communications tower – complete with a programmable lighting system – in its place. The new tower features 112, four-foot color-changing LED fixtures and six flood luminaires. The tower lighting schemes can be preprogrammed or controlled remotely with specially developed computer programs.
- 2017-2018 E. Crone Knoy Award | The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC)
- Engineering Excellence Award (Structural Systems Category) | American Council of Engineering Companies, Minnesota Chapter (ACEC-MN)
Sperry Communications Tower
City of Eagan
- Six grated platforms for tenant equipment operation, expandable to seven
- OSHA compliant platform design for technician accessibility and efficiency
- Hot-dipped galvanized structure design to minimize maintenance
- Incorporation of stealth concealment panels to screen tenant equipment and allow for frequency transfer
- Tower lighting using an energy efficient Lumenpulse Lighting System
- 112 – 4ft. RGBW (red, green, blue, white) color changing linear LED luminaires
- 6 RGBW color changing flood luminaires
- Static and variable illumination through DMX/RDM allows for easy commissioning of preprogrammed lighting schemes
- LumanID software/hardware allows for direct PC networking for quick individual addressing, diagnostics, and luminaire demonstration
- Lighting Design