Olympic Cauldron and Stairway


1996 Olympic Games

Savannah, Georgia


The Savannah sailing venue at the 1996 Olympic Games marked the first time in modern Olympic history that a non-host city was authorized to hold a separate torch-lighting ceremony.The Spriggs Group managed 13 private companies and city agencies in the construction of the Savannah cauldron, which was designed by Atlanta artist Ivan Bailey. We also designed the stairway used in the igniting of the cauldron torch during the opening ceremonies which were narrated by Walter Cronkite.