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58 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Continued on page 60 The James Continued from page 56 Top: Challenged to provide an area that invokes the tradition of Ohio State University, the design team re-imagined the iconic "Oval" with its "Echo" path and designed the open space to provide dramatic views from patient rooms. The red brick (Pine Hall Brick 'Autumn Blend') and crisscrossing asphalt paths are repeated here in a modern interpretation of the campus' most honorable spaces. Victor Stanley, Inc., supplied the trash receptacles. PHOTO CREDIT: MKSK Above: Dedicated in 1993 and created by famed artist Alfred Tibor, the relocated 13-foot "Spirit of Hope" sculpture provides inspiration to patients, their families and caregivers. The sculpture was relocated to the Phyllis Kaldor Hope Garden. Set within a field of dwarf fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hamelin'), the sculpture is framed by a stand of birch (Betula populifolia 'Whitespire'), with an understory of Big Blue liriope. PHOTO CREDIT: RANDALL SCHIEBER, RANDALL SCHIEBER PHOTOGRAPHY Forecourt Plaza The 1.25-acre Forecourt Plaza, set beneath a dramatic canopy, serves as the main entry to The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (The James) and accommodates the active movements of patients, shuttle buses and pedestrian access to a nearby parking garage. Seating and planting zones, a respite garden, and a performance stage are set within this linear plaza, all designed as places of calm for visitors, patients and staff. Phyllis Kaldor Hope Garden Located just outside the main entrance to The James, at the western edge of the Forecourt Plaza, the Phyllis Kaldor Hope Garden is the new home to the 13-foot bronze "Statue of Hope" that was designed by renowned sculptor Alfred Tibor. The statue was refurbished and is the centerpiece of the Garden, offering hope and inspiration to all people.