When you have a project to test, you call in the staff circus arts expert to test it. Today with 30 Seconds in the Shop, we hoist up our latest project and spin it around.
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.
Every summer, Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay, Florida creates an entertainment atmosphere for everyone needing an escape from the minutiae of life. One aspect is their Kinetix show which incorporates modern music, pyrotechnics, stunts, and performer flying.
For the last few years, the Kinetix show has had an assist from Flyhouse to make their performers fly through the air with ease. By using our Ziplift 300 series hoist system, performers are secure and can go about their work of entertaining the crowds with no issues.
Ever wonder what it would be like to fly through the air? Aly, from "You, and Me This Morning," stopped by Chicago Flyhouse a few years ago to test our performer flying hoist system (Ziplift).