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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July 2014 45 PhOTO: WeT DeSign PhOTO By SWa Middle Right To give the stream a natural look there's about 300 tons of cobble mulch. The width of the stream varies from 1 to 28 feet, and from 4 to 18 inches deep. Certain sections of the stream even have native trout—as many as 300. bridges were added every 60 feet, and the width of the pedestrian way narrowed to 35 feet. PhoTo: SWA GRoUP Bottom Flanking the creek are two waterfalls, each about 18 feet high. The native sandstone boulders, weighing up to 14 tons, were quarried about 30 miles outside Salt Lake City. Tom Mallonee, president of CMS Fountain Consultants, told LASn the full- scale concrete structural foundations for the waterfalls were poured out at the quarry, then the boulders strategically placed to see how a 2,500 gpm flow would look cascading over the rocks. The masons then chipped away at the stone to get the desired falls effect. The stones were then numbered and everything shipped to the site for reassembly. SWA Group and CMS Fountain Consultants designed the stream and waterfalls; outside the Line built the stream. PhoTo: ToM FoX, SWA

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