The Wharf reestablishes Washington, DC, as a waterfront city and destination. This remarkable, mile-long stretch along the Potomac River comes to life with restaurants, retailers, residences, and businesses—all complemented by monumental views and a vibrant culture. Part of the new renovation includes (17) 3′ square x 10’ tall fabric lantern shades that are fixed to 24’ tall poles. The array of lights illuminates the entire waterfront walkway for a safe and festive atmosphere. A versatile Terrace Canopy was also implemented along the waterfront as a seating area out of the harsh elements of the hot summer sun or those cold snowy winters.


Project Name: DC Wharf Lanterns
Project Location: Washington, DC
Year Completed: 2017
Membrane Type: Tenara 4T40 EL-35-T1 by SEFAR
Wind Loads: 115 MPH, Vertical No Snow Loads
Total Project Size: Qty (17) Small Lanterns 3’x3’x10’ tall, 120 sqft fabric each. Qty (2) Large Lanterns 5’x5’x18’6” tall, 370 sqft each. Total lantern fabric surface area of project is 2,780 sqft. Qty (1) Terrace Canopy using Tenara 4T40 at 13’ 6” wide by 79’ 6” long.