The TEUPEN TL 156AX, or “Big Red” as it is affectionately known, is a custom-built crane designed to suit the special needs of the Oculus. It has an articulated arm that can reach the highest point of the Oculus skylight at 160 feet above the floor and can extend over 50 feet horizontally.
As part of our commitment to sustainability, about 13,000 lighting fixtures are being replaced throughout the Oculus. The goal is to reduce energy consumption and increase the life expectancy of the lamps. At the end of 2019, the program brought a new feature to the Oculus that allows the rib-uplighting to be changed to any color.