The first three of fifteen pergola structures were put in place the week of 13 September 2010. With the mid-sections also underway, the projects fabricators are well-underway to deliver the remaining elements on a weekly basis. Eliciting much discussion, curiosity and awe from passers-by, as well as consultants, owners and builders, sensuous pieces of architecture promise to set the stage for a new precedent in urban park design.
The projection tower footing was placed last week with anchor bolts the size of baseball bats. A new toilet structure has been designed for the park.
Lincoln Park continues to move rapidly toward a completion date for the New World Symphony’s Grand Opening in January 2011.
SOURCE: West 8
IMAGE SOURCE: West 8
James Corner’s master plan for Lake Ontario Park in limbo – Globe & Mail
“Once the parks are realized, Toronto will be indisputably a city connected to the lake, psychologically as well as literally. That can change the image and identity of a place,” he said. Toronto would be, in our own minds, a freshwater-ocean city.
Yet Mr. Corner’s plan lives only on paper. Read more…..
As Lansdowne plan evolves, experts’ optimism grows – Ottawa Citizen
Members of the review panel overseeing the design of the Lansdowne Park redevelopment were initially unimpressed by plans for the site. But now, as Don Butler reports, the trio is feeling positive about several elements of the project. Read more….
Common ground: Two new Miami Beach parks confirm landscape’s power to transport us – Miami Herald
Beth Dunlop looks at two recent designs for Miami Beach parks by Raymond Jungles and West 8. Read More…
Landscape architects play key role in creating safe and functional spaces – Herald Tribune
“The licensure for landscape architects has nothing to do with making things look pretty,” continued Williams. “You are judged by whether you are competent to protect and enhance the health, safety and welfare of not only the people, but the environment.”
Two years ago, Miami and Audi of America began a joint effort to revitalize downtown’s Simpson Park, one of the city’s few remaining hammocks.
Last Friday, Carolina Monteiro, head designer of Enzo Enea Landscape Design in Miami, as well as Oppenheim, Sarnoff, Mayor Manny Diaz and Anja Kaehny of Audi celebrated Phase Two of “re:design Simpson Park” with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to inaugurate the park’s grand opening.
SOURCE: MiamiHerald.com – Downtown Miami’s Simpson Park is renovated, back from obscurity
A Dutch firm known for delivering euphorically original urban designs on a budget is poised to replace the world’s most famous architect on a Miami Beach park project that Gehry quit amid a row with the city over costs.
The firm, West 8, was selected from a dozen applicants for the $13 million park project by a six-person committee representing the city and the New World Symphony………
Read more at the SOURCE: MiamiHerald.com – Dutch firm could replace Frank Gehry on Miami Beach park project
MiamiHerald.com special by Beth Dunlop reports
“The latest episode in this decades-long saga is unfolding now in Miami Beach, where Frank Gehry’s building for the New World Symphony is well under construction…….the Miami Beach City Commission took a preliminary vote to cancel Gehry’s contract for the design of a two-acre park that would connect the campus to Collins Avenue.”
Read the full article at the SOURCE:MiamiHerald.com – Park vs. parking: A Miami Beach Commission vote could sabotage an architect’s vision
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Miami Travel Examiner reports
“The Miami Beach Parks & Recreation Department paid $22.4 million to redesign and rebuild South Pointe Park, which reopened on March 22, 2009, after two years of construction.”
Hargreaves Associates landscape architects were part of the team for the redesign.
SOURCE:Miami Travel Examiner – Miami Beach opens its new South Pointe Park