About the Project

This once-in-a-lifetime project was contracted by the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the NFL Centennial Celebration in 2020. Our job was to create multiple structural steel elements and design, fabricate, and install a steel sculpture as the Centennial Plaza pavilion centerpiece.

  • Location
    Canton, OH

Project Elements

  • 66' tall stainless steel spire sculpture
  • Structural steel connections

Services Rendered

  • Design Engineering
  • Fabrication
  • Modular Construction
  • Installation

The Challenge

This was a highly visible project with an aggressive timeline since it was celebrating the 100th NFL's 100th birthday. We had to comply with strict AISC standards, ensure the fit of hundreds of parts, and design, fabricate, and install a steel sculpture worthy of a centennial celebration.


The Solution

We put all of Jones Architectural capabilities to work on this project. We began with complex fabrication drawings and created mock-ups of the design elements to ensure complete and total standard compliance and design perfection. Our manufacturing team fabricated the steel components in sections that were fit up in our production facility prior to shipping. This was part of our modular construction approach which reduces both time spent on site during installation and the amount of space our in-house installation team needs to work. This approach ensured our work would not interfere with other trades and helped the entire project remain on track to meet the celebration timeline.


The Result

This exciting project culminated in a 66' foot high steel sculpture that resembles a football sitting on a tee. Multiple other steel structural elements complete the look of the plaza for a striking and cohesive look to the new pavilion.



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