Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUL 2018

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July 2018 29 Left: Located about 30 miles outside of Philadelphia, Pa., Longwood Gardens was first opened to the public in 1931 and was the brainchild of industrialist, conservationist, designer, engineer and philanthropist Pierre S. du Pont. The gardens are home to one of the world's most impressive fountain collections and welcome over a million visitors annually. Right: In 2014, Longwood underwent a three-yearlong, $90 million revitalization project that had 81 firms from the U.S. and Europe involved. Overall, 379 of the original fountain jets from 1931 were retained, while 1,340 new jets were added. West8, based in New York and Belgium, was the landscape architectural firm for the task. Fluidity Design Consultants, from Los Angeles, were the fountain designers. PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANIEL TRAUB

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