Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUN 2017

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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Left & Inset: CenturyLink headquarters is on 77 acres in Monroe, Louisiana, which is bordered on the east side by the sweeping curve of Bayou DeSiard (also pictured in inset), which in turn is adjacent to the Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge. According to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries (see p. 66), the bayou originally formed the lower end of a channel of the Arkansas River, however, construction of the Ouachita River Levee System in 1935 separated Bayou DeSiard from the Ouachita River. Bayou DeSiard is the primary source of water for the city of Monroe (pop. 48,815). PHOTO CREDITS: GROOVE JONES/ VIEW, INC. (BELOW) AND © BRAD FEINKNOPF/ OTTO (INSET) Right: Custom cylindrical metal sculptures, abstract representations of bald cypress "knees" (a distinctive form above the roots of cypress trees in swamps), are placed in the bottom of the blue ceramic tiled pools. Vertical jet fountains emerge from inside the cylinders and are programmed to jump in random sequences and display variable light affects. CREDIT: © BRAD FEINKNOPF/ OTTO June 2017 67

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