All Posts   Posted:   August 7, 2009

A plaza was located in the center of the towers and was comprised of a water garden, landscaping, and sand-set concrete pavers. There was approximately 9,500 square feet of sand-set pavers installed at the central plaza and surrounding areas. Gravel base for the pavers varied in depth from 18″ – 24″ and had to be compacted in multiple layers. In addition, approximately 7,700 square feet of vehicular pavers were also installed on adjacent streets, which were also bordered with storm water planters due to proximity to the river.

Due to the large quantity of pavers, they were staged almost a block away and with limited access to the central plaza most of them had to be transported to the work areas by wheelbarrow. The project consisted of various soil mediums and depths all depending on location and purpose. Areas included the eco-roof, storm water planters, raised planters, 2nd floor terrace areas, and planting over structure. In all, over 1,700 cubic yards of soil was installed on this project with depths ranging from 6″ to 36″. Materials were hoisted to the 2nd floor and the eco-roofs via tower crane.

Some of the roof tops consisted of 8,240 square feet of vegetated sedum mats. The sedum mats where delivered on pallets and staged in the underground parking garage. Unable to utilize the tower crane, the mats were put on stretchers and carried by 2 men through the back stair well and hallways up to the eco-roof. 8 concrete planters were hoisted and installed on the 2nd floor terrace. As part of the process in receiving a LEED certification, drip irrigation was utilized exclusively on this project.

A plaza was located in the center of the towers and was comprised of a water garden, landscaping, and sand-set concrete pavers. There was approximately 9,500 square feet of sand-set pavers installed at the central plaza and surrounding areas. Gravel base for the pavers varied in depth from 18″ – 24″ and had to be compacted in multiple layers. In addition, approximately 7,700 square feet of vehicular pavers were also installed on adjacent streets, which were also bordered with storm water planters due to proximity to the river.

Due to the large quantity of pavers, they were staged almost a block away and with limited access to the central plaza most of them had to be transported to the work areas by wheelbarrow. The project consisted of various soil mediums and depths all depending on location and purpose. Areas included the eco-roof, storm water planters, raised planters, 2nd floor terrace areas, and planting over structure. In all, over 1,700 cubic yards of soil was installed on this project with depths ranging from 6″ to 36″. Materials were hoisted to the 2nd floor and the eco-roofs via tower crane.

Some of the roof tops consisted of 8,240 square feet of vegetated sedum mats. The sedum mats where delivered on pallets and staged in the underground parking garage. Unable to utilize the tower crane, the mats were put on stretchers and carried by 2 men through the back stair well and hallways up to the eco-roof. 8 concrete planters were hoisted and installed on the 2nd floor terrace. As part of the process in receiving a LEED certification, drip irrigation was utilized exclusively on this project.