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[Project Recap] Uniqlo Lighting Hoist System

Posted by Flyhouse on Aug 29, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Uniqlo is a Japanese casual fashion retailer with an avid following. Being new to Chicago, Uniqlo opened a 60,000-square-foot, three-level store on Chicago’s famed Michigan Avenue in the fall of 2015; the largest of other U.S. locations except for the flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York.

For the new store, Uniqlo looked to install five ceiling light bars that came down from their 60’ high ceiling. In most cases, ladders or a lift system would be used for the lighting maintenance, but given the store’s structural features, it would not work for this particular space. Aside from the ceiling height, Uniqlo’s trademark long escalator provided only limited access to a lighting system.

To combat the issue, Flyhouse installed a hoist system inside the ceiling allowing for the five light bars to be easily lowered to the ground for any maintenance. On a fast timeline and with construction delays, Flyhouse installed the hoist system to meet the needs of this unique store.

Topics: Hoist System, Flyhouse Projects

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