The Cleveland Cavaliers have successfully completed the first round of the NBA playoffs and are on track to bring the 2010 championship home to Cleveland. The Cleveland Museum of Art is proud to show its support for Cleveland’s courtside artists and appreciates the positive national attention the Cavs generate for the entire city.
Last week, the museum installed new banners flanking the doors of its south entrance. On a scale worthy of King James himself, each of the two banners—which together read “Go Cavaliers”—measures 26.5 feet wide by 23 feet high.
The cost was generously donated by Glavin Industries Inc., a full-service commercial sign and industrial identification provider located in Solon, Ohio. By the numbers, the installation required two members of Glavin’s team; three pieces of equipment, including a ramp, crane truck, and lift; and three hours per side to complete.
A custom-built, stainless-steel ramp allows the lift to be maneuvered into position. Because of its weight, the ramp is transported in three pieces and then assembled on site. Glavin staff members, who have coordinated previous banner installations at the museum, describe these projects as among the most challenging and most exciting that they do.
The banners will remain up as long as the Cavaliers remain in the playoffs. So, perhaps most importantly, the consensus at Glavin, where everyone is a big basketball fan, is that the Cavs will win it all this year.
Glavin Industries representatives secure the first banner into position ...
The second banner begins to unroll ...
And they're up!