Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUL 2018

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36 Landscape Architect and Specifier News To keep that vision alive nearly 100 years later, using many of the very same equipment, is undoubtedly a testament to human engineering, ingenuity and collaboration. Paul Redman, relates, "Thanks to the efforts of our world- renowned design, engineering and historic preservation partners, as well as our most talented and dedicated Longwood team, we [revealed] the most extensive and complex garden realization and fountain preservation of its kind in the United States. The results of their commitment and mastery are magnificent." Jim Garland also avows to just how special the Gardens are, "Longwood Gardens is one of the great American horticultural environments. Very few places are on par with Longwood Gardens... The fountain collection is superb. For anyone who likes gardens or fountains, this is one of the greatest experiences in America." Team List Above: The historic pump house, which was in operation from 1927 until 2014, was turned into a museum. At its peak, this system circulated 10,000 gallons of water a minute through 18 pumps. The gardens were first opened to the public in 1931 and originally had 386 jets and 29 fountain features. Today there are a total of 1,719 fountain features. Top, Right: This photo displays the original control house for the fountain show in 1958. This control box system was tough to use and synchronization with music was difficult at best. Today, a software program that was designed in Germany and allows for 141 individual, controllable effects, is used to manage the fountains. The software can display a preview of the fountain show before it goes live, seamlessly add music, and precisely control pressure. New Heights Continued from page 34 Ar chitect: Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners Landscape Architect: West8 Fountain Design: Fluidity Design Consultants Stone Restoration: Dan Lepore & Sons, Co. Ar chitectural Lighting: L'Observatoire International Co nstruction Management: Bancroft Construction Fo untain Performance: Tait Towers, Syncronorm GmbH La ndscaping: Shearon Environmental Design, Saunder Brothers, Inc.; Tuckahoe Turf Farms, Inc. Structural Engineering: Keast & Hood Co. Electric: Tri-M Group, LLC Mechanical: Schlosser & Associates Masonry: Joseph Rizzo & Sons Plumbing: Worth & Company Sitework Hardscape: BR Kreider & Sons, Inc. Fo untain Lighting/Nozzles: Crystal Fountains; Fountain People

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