Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUL 2014

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July 2014 43 Top Left According to a 2011 report prepared by CbRE (a leader in real estate services and investment) for the Salt Lake City Downtown Alliance, City Creek Center, with a price tag estimated between $1.5 and $2 billion, is the largest privately-funded development project in the U.S. The result is 536 new residences, 1.7 million square feet of office space, and 760,000 square feet of retail space, the reestablishment of smaller city blocks (three 10-acre blocks), and open spaces that are more pedestrian-friendly and accessible. It has also brought back thousands of retail jobs to the downtown, and filled apartments and office space. Main Street bisects the City Creek Center project, with a TRAX light-rail line station just in front of Macy's. A sky bridge with a retractable glass roof connects the two main project blocks. Etched in the sky bridge glass are tree leaves, an effect meant to simulate leaves floating on a creek. PhoTo: SWA: ToM FoX Middle & Bottom Left & Above The 'Flutter' fountain, at the north entry to City Creek, is by Wet Design, and built by outside the Line. Ten bell nozzles disperse vertical water jets into delicate jelly fish-like domed water sprays. both 'Transcend' and 'Flutter' use jets of water and fire to further enhance the choreography of lights and music. PhoTo: CoLDSPRInG Project Team Developers: - Taubman Centers (retail development) - City Creek Reserve Inc., development arm of the LDS Church Landscape Architecture: SWA Group, San Francisco - Design Control: Ross nadeau, Justin Winters - Design Team: René bihan, Jim Lee, Aleksandra Dudukovic, Claire napawan, Ross nadeau, Yan Mei, Wan-Chih Yin, Tim brown, Wright Yang, Sean henderson, Ashley Langworthy, Justin Winters, Michael Samarripa, Justin Trudeau Architects: - Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects, LLP - Callison Architecture, Inc. Lighting Design: Laura Yates, horton Lees brogden Water Features (Design): CMS Fountain Consultants and WET Design Water Features (Design/Construction): outside the Lines General Contractor: Jacobsen Construction Landscape Contractor: Intermountain Plantings Stone: Supplier/Fabricator: Coldspring • Installer: Kepco+ Waterproofing: American hydrotech and hycrete

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