All Posts   Posted:   August 7, 2009

The vast majority of the landscaping work that was completed was located in the building’s central open sky atrium. The atrium itself is hidden from outside which made access very difficult and limited. With the number of trades working on this project, limited access and tight time frame, crews often worked during the night to minimize running into each other and transport materials more efficiently.

With staging also being a challenge, deliveries had to be carefully coordinated in order keep streets clear and lane closures to a mini-mum. A reach forklift was utilized to get plant material (especially for the large size and quantity of bamboo installed) through an opening on the 3rd floor. They were then hauled down narrow hallways before reaching the atrium. Approximately 220 cubic yards of lightweight soil was installed in the atrium. The soil had to be stockpiled in the street and loaded into wheelbarrows and then hauled through the garage to a service elevator. Most of this work was done at night to utilize sole access to the service elevator.

Also included in the atrium work was lining the raised planting are-as with approximately 2,700 square feet of bamboo root barrier, a 1″-2″ river rock edge, 7 boulders, 5 cubic yards of 2″-4″ Mexican Pebbles and an underground irrigation system. Upgrades at the street level were also included in this project. Areas were excavated around existing street trees and supplemental planting was installed as part of the projects street improvements. Communication and team work was the key to the overall success of this project.

The vast majority of the landscaping work that was completed was located in the building’s central open sky atrium. The atrium itself is hidden from outside which made access very difficult and limited. With the number of trades working on this project, limited access and tight time frame, crews often worked during the night to minimize running into each other and transport materials more efficiently.

With staging also being a challenge, deliveries had to be carefully coordinated in order keep streets clear and lane closures to a mini-mum. A reach forklift was utilized to get plant material (especially for the large size and quantity of bamboo installed) through an opening on the 3rd floor. They were then hauled down narrow hallways before reaching the atrium. Approximately 220 cubic yards of lightweight soil was installed in the atrium. The soil had to be stockpiled in the street and loaded into wheelbarrows and then hauled through the garage to a service elevator. Most of this work was done at night to utilize sole access to the service elevator.

Also included in the atrium work was lining the raised planting are-as with approximately 2,700 square feet of bamboo root barrier, a 1″-2″ river rock edge, 7 boulders, 5 cubic yards of 2″-4″ Mexican Pebbles and an underground irrigation system. Upgrades at the street level were also included in this project. Areas were excavated around existing street trees and supplemental planting was installed as part of the projects street improvements. Communication and team work was the key to the overall success of this project.