Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, served as the technical advisor for a 400-ft-tall, free-standing flagpole owned by ACUITY Insurance Company in Sheboygan, Wis. The pole, which is currently the largest in the United States, was dedicated in June amid comments from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, and appearances by skydivers and military dignitaries. 25 ACUITY employees who are military veterans carried the 350lb, 60ft x 120ft American flag that was lifted onto the pole during the ceremony.
“ACUITY erected its first flagpole after 9/11 as a tribute to our Nation’s soldiers, and from there its meaning, intent and symbolism have grown to mean many different things to many different people. During this latest installation we knew this was much bigger than a construction project and we were committed to doing it right in order to provide our community with a beacon of hope and patriotism well into the future,” said Sheri Murphy, ACUITY‘s vice president, services & administration and flagpole project lead. Continue reading