A Herd Of Elephants

The story of the North Star suite will include elephants and plenty of them - enough in fact to form a good sized herd. We decided to use elephant icons as roof brackets on the front 'power tower.' Other creative elephant ideas will be used in various trim details on this piece as well. With the decision in hand we fired up the CNC plasma cutter. More than a hundred pieces of steel were cut and welded up to form the tower roof structure. This in turn will be welded to the tower structure before the sculpted concrete and paint is added. The lower tower structure is in process at the other end of the shop. It is very exciting to be starting to actually start the prefabrication process on the inn!

roof support structure