Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Systems Integration: Barbizon Lighting
Lighting Design: Claude R. Engle
Contractor(s): J.R. Clancy Inc., Strong Lighting & Five Star Electric Corporation.
TDK’s collaboration with J.R. Clancy Inc. began in 2008 for the design and build of a beacon for the last section of the spire topping One World Trade Center, NYC, just after the rigging-system specialists were hired to create the sky-high lantern. The design combines fixed light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with a rotating mirror system to create moving beams of light. They shine out on two sides, cycling at a pace of one revolution per minute.