The giant takes shape
by Rick Smith and photographed by Jim Bennett
(November 7, 2000)
Booth construction is complex job that involves many different trades people -- architects, graphic designers, electricians, teamsters and decorators. Here is a quick tour of the process.
Once trucks drop off boxes containing the booth ready to be built,
Scores of forklift trucks quickly move them into the convention center.
Boxes are then staged near each booth to be unpacked and then built. Here are boxes waiting to be unpacked near the Hitachi and Olympus booths.
Sometimes stage areas need to be constructed for a booth.
With stages, there has to be lighting. Here is a close-up of a massive lighting deck/bridge ready to be raised to the ceiling.
© 2000 Rick Smith and Jim Bennett All rights reserved.