The fire hydrant has a steal center that has two steel arms for the two outlets. It’s made from mostly plywood disks that were cut on the CNC router and then had edges routed on some pieces. The vertical fluting was made from individual pieces that were also routed.
When assembled, the unit is fairly heavy but is super strong and withstood the abuse of the show, and other productions since.
Northwestern University- Barber Theatre
Scenic Designer: Yu Shibagaki