Landscape Architect & Specifier News

AUG 2018

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76 Landscape Architect and Specifier News bollards during events and performances to create a pedestrian only zone. Columnar trees were utilized to minimize visibility issues during performances. Music being played at the plaza is piped into the acoustic sound system throughout the downtown for all visitors to enjoy. The updated streetscape drew many design details directly from the historic buildings and the intimate pedestrian atmosphere, of the recreated Main Street, has resulted in the street being regularly used for local gatherings and events. Combined with a parallel downtown revitalization plan that provided incentives to restore many of Main Street' long awaited dream a reality and Plattsmouth has reclaimed its title as the "Jewel of the Platte." Team List: Owner: City of Plattsmouth Landscape Architecture: HDR Civil, Electrical, and Structural Engineering: HDR General Contractor: Graham Construction Vendors: Clay Pavers: Pine Hall and Glen Gery Lighting: Sternberg Lighting Benches and Trash Receptacles: Victor Stanley Planter Pots: Wausau Tile Above: During events and celebrations, such as in this local concert, 4th Street is closed off and becomes a place known as the Plattsmouth Entertainment Plaza. Those in the downtown area can enjoy the music that is piped through the sound system attached to the lighting poles. Above: This photo shows 4th Street, adjacent to Main Street. Its paving within the street is clay pavers, while the adjacent sidewalk is concrete. Lighted bollards are positioned between the sidewalks and the street in order to create a safe, pedestrian area. Jewel of the Platte Continued from page 74

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