Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUL 2014

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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44 Landscape Architect and Specifier News A total of 176 holes were placed in the granite for water jets and light fixtures, and 49 additional holes were added for the gas- fueled fire nozzles used in the Transcend fountain's dancing fire and water performance. The precise stone fabrication eliminated the need for handwork on site. The platform for the 'Transcend' fountain is a single stone disc 37 feet in diameter. CNC technology was used to fabricate the platform, and Kepco+ of Salt Lake City installed the disc to be level at every point within the thickness of a single piece of paper. The precise placement allows the water to cascade evenly and beautifully over the entire perimeter. "The beauty of technology is that it allows the production of shapes and designs in stones, such as the ones for City Creek Center, that would have been nearly impossible 50 years ago," SWA principal Ross Nadeau said. It's reported this "fully leased" retail environment has generated 2,000 new jobs and contributed to a $209M sales increase (a 36 percent jump) for Salt Lake's downtown economy in 2012. Although the stores at City Creek Center are close on Sundays, the center is accessible every day of the year, 24 hours a day, securing this development as an integral part of the changing downtown infrastructure. The concentration and proximity of amenities, open space, housing, and street life provide an impetus for people to live in and experience the new downtown, and has generated growth in the district, bringing a Above & Top Right of the 3 circular fountains, 'Engage' most directly invites children to interact with its computer-controlled animations. WET CEo Mark Fuller, a Salt Lake City native and graduate of the University of Utah, donated $1.77 million in equipment and field services to build the fountains at City Creek. In appreciation, City Creek Reserve, the developmental arm of the LDS Church, has dedicated the fountains to Mark's family.

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