Modernizing the Columbus Metropolitan Library: Martin Luther King Branch

Summary

Named the Library of the Year in 2010 by Library Journal, The Columbus Metropolitan Library was seeking to renovate and modernize a branch dedicated to Martin Luther King. In collaboration with a nationally recognized architect, New Era Technology was selected as the integrator to implement the architect’s visions to memorialize moments of both Dr. King’s life and the neighborhood in which the library is located.

Challenge

To provide clear, visual content on the exterior building façade while ensuring the commemorated images projected are visible no matter the time of day or season.

Solution

New Era Technology served as a trusted adviser by providing internal and external audiovisual solutions such as interactive signage and exterior projections to provide a visually-captivating display and interactive spaces for the local Columbus community in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Process

As part of a revitalization effort for the Martin Luther King branch, New Era Technology was selected by a nationally recognized architect working on the project to integrate the vision to memorialize moments of Martin Luther King’s Life. Over one year, New Era worked closely with the Architect and the Chief Customer Experience Officer at The Columbus Metropolitan Library to ensure the overall goal and plan was executed correctly. The architect’s goal to provide a special and unique presentation to commemorate Dr. King’s Life started with the idea to showcase projections on the Library’s exterior portion. A 20,000 Lumen Laser Projector was the selected technology to make this vision a reality.

Outcome

Having a strong relationship with Columbus Metropolitan Library, New Era Technology ensured the project would have a high-quality caliber to exceed the Library’s goal while aligning with the Architects’ vision. Overall, New Era’s contributions help memorialize moments of Dr. King’s Life and the Library’s surrounding neighborhood through visually captivating projections that will be seen for years to come.

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