Landscape Architect & Specifier News

APR 2017

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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April 2017 37 " The lighting design and constructed elements cost about $750,000, the yearly maintenance less that $5,000." — Aaron Perri, executive director of Downtown South Bend Inc. Left: Mounted under the four 120' x 20' elliptical arches of the Jefferson Boulevard Bridge are 46 400-watt RGB (red, green, blue) LED fixtures, plus 46 more RGBs with white LEDs added, along with 15 wash lights. The piers and sculptural ornamentation (chalices) of the north façade of the 1905-constructed closed Spandrel deck arch bridge are lit with Philips Color Kinetics fixtures: 19 translucent LEDs in aluminum dome housings, and 16 ultra-thin submersible LED fixtures. PHOTO: MATT CASHORE Top, Right: Mark di Suvero's abstract "Keepers of the Fire" sculpture sits atop a concrete pedestal at the spillway. In was installed in Oct. 1980. It is now illuminated by narrow beamed Lumenpulse LEDs: seven 60-watt 'Lumenbeam' RGB floodlights (26° beam), as well as spotlights from the light towers on the riverbanks. "Keepers of the Fire" is the English translation of "Potawatomi," the tribe that settled along the St. Joseph, Paw Paw and Kalamazoo rivers in southwest Michigan and northwest Indiana. PHOTO: RICHARD CHAPMANN II Bottom, Right: 'South Bend River Lights' debuted on the city's 150-anniversary celebration, eliciting 'oohs' and 'ahs' from the crowds here at Seitz Park on the east riverbank.

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