Landscape Architect & Specifier News

AUG 2013

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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28th/31st (Continued from page 74) Right, Top A parapet wall represents columns from adjacent civic institutions, atop which is a required 8-ft. safety fence to protect pedestrians and joggers on the overpass over the CSX railroad line. The fence is designed with stainless steel mesh panels with applied public art. A rain garden strip of Juncus effuses (soft rushes) and planetrees separate the sidewalk from the bike lane. Above This is Deaderick Street in downtown Nashville looking southwest uphill to Legislative Plaza and the War Memorial Building, built in 1925 to honor soldiers who died in World War I. Above, Right Curb cuts allow water to enter and exit the bioretention planters. Plant materials shown are plane tree, Juncus, dwarf inkberry, and Gray's sedge. construction team and multiple public agencies: Nashville Metro Water Services; Metropolitan Transit Authority; Metro Parks and Recreation; Metro Arts Commission; and the lead agency, Metro Public Works, to accomplish this $19 million project (including right of way acquisition) on time and in budget. The "Most Complete Street" concept employed on the 28th/31st connector, using complete street, green street and public art strategies, provided innovations that transform a relatively small connector street into a model for the region promising a large impact on the local community and environment. 76 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Project Team Client/Owner Metro Nashville Public Works Project Manager – John Gregor Design Team Landscape Architects: Hawkins Partners, Inc. Civil Engineers · Gresham Smith & Partners · CDMSmith General Contractor Bell Associates Public Art David Dahlquist, RDG Dahlquist Art Studio (Bus Stop/Bridge Applied Elements) Kevin Berry, South Mountain Studios (Bus Stop) Product/Manufacturer Information Custom Fence/Screen – Bellex, Inc. Integral Color Concrete Pavement – Grace Construction Products Liquid Pigment Solar Marker Lighting – LightMark S2X, SolarPath Sun Solutions | United Light Group

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