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rises in the east


Envisioned by artist EJ Hill, in partnership with Prospect NOLA, Rises in the East is a testament to the struggles of New Orleans East in the post-Katrina landscape. Our team worked to build this five-story tall, semi-permanent, outdoor art installation under tight deadlines and challenging weather conditions.


Create and install a five-story tall steel structure with a vintage Ferris wheel gondola suspended at its peak.

we did

  • Technical Design
  • Custom Metalwork
  • Finishing
  • Installation


As much as this project showcases our metalworking and finishing teams, it proves that process and determination are just as important as craftsmanship and talent. We worked hand-in-hand with the artist and partners, using our knowledge of metalwork, finishing, project management, and installation to fabricate a piece that truly is a work of art.

Artistic Credit: EJ Hill and Prospect New Orleans

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kristen kain

Marketing + Events

Downtown FabWorks is a great group to work with on any event project. They are experienced in all things related to scenic fabrication and installation and are flexible and accommodating as the needs of the project are developing. Having a reliable scenic partner is crucial to the success of the project, and Downtown FabWorks does not disappoint.


Mandi (Ridgdell) Mueller

Account Manager, Solomon Group

We love our partnership with Downtown FabWorks; between their quality leadership and fortitude they are second to none.


scott beelman

Partner, Katapult Events

In the world of live events, where things often change on a whim, it’s great to have a fabrication partner who understands our business and exceeds our expectations every single time.


paul utterback

Business Development, Crystal Clear Imaging

A model company for design and fabrication. If you can dream it, Downtown FabWorks can do it.


irina gusin

Independent Exhibitions Producer

Dan and his team at Downtown FabWorks were able to fully produce and execute a largescale structure thoughtfully and in record time when my project’s deadline was threatened by Hurricane Ida. I couldn’t be more appreciative of Dan’s professionalism and hard work during a very stressful and uncertain time. Dan and his team were a joy to work with!


Chuck Breaux Sr

Independent Exhibitions Producer

Working with Dan and his team has been great. We always have a need for custom fab solutions in our line of work and these guys deliver top-notch work on time, every time. I highly recommend them for any of your fabrication needs.


Mike Cassesi

Owner, Cassesi Commercial Construction

Dan and his team are true professionals who are in a league of their own. When it comes to creativity, quality, and skill, Downtown FabWorks is a company that we know we can trust. Dan is down-to-earth, responsive, hardworking, and a true pleasure to work with every time.

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