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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86 Landscape Architect and Specifier News media sand filters with multiport valve control. Each tank is driven by a 2 hp/100 gpm filter pump. Two grade copper-silver ionizer units sustain water quality and clarity. A 6 KVA step down transformer and UL 508 listed fountain control panel is incorporated into the vault for system electronic control. After the Sky Mirror Fountain dedication, an upgrade to the electrical controls was designed and furnished for remote control and monitoring of the fountain through the stadium's building management system. Project Team Owner Dallas Cowboys Artist Sir Anish Kapoor Architect HKS, Dallas General Contractor Manhattan Construction Company, Dallas Fountain Contractor Weber Enterprises, DBA Water+Structures, North Richland Hills, Texas Fountain MEP Designer & Equipment Supplier Roman Fountains, Albuquerque Fountain Plumbing Contractor Dyna Ten Corporation, Dallas Fountain Electrical Contractor Aqua Tech Electric, Dallas Concrete Contractor Metric Concrete Services, Inc, Wylie, Texas Masonry Contractor Dee Brown, Inc., Garland, Texas Sky Mirror (Continued from page 84) Left The west side of the three-story Sky Mirror, seemingly ready to tip over, faces the stadium, allowing fans to view themselves (from afar) in its dazzling stainless steel reflection. Top, Right The mechanical, electrical and plumbing system was designed around Roman Fountains RDP Series 5 direct- burial equipment vault. The fiberglass reinforced plastic vault super-structure measures 15' long x 8' wide x 9' overall height, and weighs 6-tons fully outfitted. Above, Right The combined pump and filter flow volume for the fountain and pools is 3,000 gpm, powered by two 1,400 gpm flooded suction pumps on variable speed drives. The water is pumped back to the pools with minimal turbulence to optimize the reflectivity of the water.

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