SINA-MALÉ BRIDGE OPENED WITH GRAND FIREWORKS DISPLAY
Guinness World-Record Holding Fireworks by Grucci Commissioned to Open Bridge
Source: Fireworks by Grucci
BELLPORT, NY (August 31, 2018) – Last night Fireworks by Grucci put on a World Class performance in Malé, Maldives to celebrate the grand opening of the Sina-Malé Bridge, more commonly known as the China-Maldives Friendship Bridge. The world-renowned Grucci team yet again set the bar a notch higher with a performance that left spectators in awe.
A beautiful scene of red and green astounds audiences as the vibrant colors reflect off the ocean.
The bridge was developed by the Government of Maldives with aid from the Government of China. The mega-structure will provide a means of travel by land between the capital city Malé to Hulhumalé island where Velana International Airport is located; resolving an issue faced by thousands of people crossing the water several times every day. The bridge stretches over 1 kilometer in length
and is 20 meters in width. It is a token of friendship between the two countries.
“The China-Maldives Friendship Bridge signifying the great relationship between China and the Maldives, has officially opened August 30th!!” says CEO and Creative Director Phil Grucci. “We were honored to be commissioned at the request of the Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure and in collaboration with Strada Pvt Ltd. The Maldives National Defense Force provided local support
with their personnel as we accomplished the great feat of designing, engineering, shipping the custom fireworks, and installing the exhibition all in less than a month! What a fantastic evening!!”
Incumbent president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom of the Maldives inaugurated the bridge stating that “Tonight we are celebrating the dawn of a new era for Maldivians, where we see our future unfolding into an age of progress and tranquility, and where dreams become reality.” The president was also joined by Representative of the Chinese Government and the Head of the International Development Cooperation Agency of China, His Excellency Wang Xiaotao, among other dignitaries and government officials. President Yameen has stated that week-long celebrations have been planned out by the government to honor this great achievement!
What: Grand Opening of China-Maldives Friendship Bridge
When: Thursday, August 30th, 2018
Where: Malé, Maldives
Great teamwork between Grucci and the Maldives Defense Force in installing and displaying this historic event!
Performance Design & Choreography: Phil Grucci
Chief Pyrotechnician: Lawrence Goetz
Number of Pyrotechnicians: 15
Number of Days to Install: 13
Number of Hours to Choreograph: 10
Number of Man Hours to Install: 2,340
Featured Fireworks: Grucci Grand Illuminations & High Aerials, Custom Mine Etching
About Fireworks by Grucci: Fireworks by Grucci is a sixth-generation, family-owned and operated Fireworks Performance Company with its primary studio and corporate offices in Bellport, New York. Known as "America's First Family of Fireworks," the Gruccis have transformed the night skies to the delight of millions across the globe since 1850. Their signature performances include eight U.S.
Presidential Inaugurations; the official celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the National Anthem “Star Spangled Spectacular” in Baltimore; countless performances in and around Las Vegas, NV; the Olympic Games in Beijing, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles and Lake Placid; commemorations such as the Centennial of the Statue of Liberty and star-studded extravaganzas that include the grand opening of the Atlantis Dubai and the Palm Jumeirah Island in the United Arab
On New Year’s Eve 2017, Grucci performed at Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah, U.A.E. The performance’s grand finale lit the sky with a Guinness World-Record breaking, 2,397 lb., 60” diameter, largest aerial firework shell! Additionally, Grucci performed in Las Vegas for America’s Party, the United States’ largest New Year’s fireworks celebration. Phil Grucci currently serves as CEO and Creative Director of Fireworks by Grucci, Inc. and Pyrotechnique by Grucci, Inc., the manufacturing entity of the Grucci group of companies. For more information, visit: grucci.com