GMS provided structural engineering services in collaboration with Miller Consulting
Engineers for a 12 ft diameter, illuminated soccer ball suspended inside the Niketown,
NYC store. The soccer ball was constructed using a cut-out aluminum framework which
supported lines of LED lights. GMS created a 3-D Rhino model of this framework and
imported it into structural analysis software to verify its capacity. In addition,
we confirmed the capacity of the connections between the various components and the
existing building framing.