Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

JAN 2018

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January 2018 35 Contractor: Creative Steel Work Designer/Sculptor: Jeff Kreitz of Creative Steel Work Location: Minnesota Materials: Copper, steel and stainless steel Dimensions: 8' tall x 5' wide Project Length: 8 weeks Contractor: Barnum Gate Services Designer/Sculptor: Skeeter Forge Location: Minnesota Materials: Hollowed out steel Dimensions: 5' tall x 16' wide Crew Size/Project Length: Fabrication – 1 person/4 months; installation – 1 person/1 week Special Interest: This three di - mensional gate was created with hand-forged steel. The hydraulic gate operating system is the Byan 900 Long. Designer: Phil May Landscape Architect Location: California Materials: Masonry columns, foam details, steel gate Dimensions: 20' x 7' Project Length: 3 weeks Contractor: Vert Gardens Designer: Gunn Landscape Architecture Location: New York City Materials: Kiln-dried ash inside ipe frames Dimensions: 3 gates - 7' tall x 3'-6" wide Crew Size/Project Length: Pre-fabrication – 1 person/1 week; Installation – 3 people/1 week Special Interest: For this rooftop project, the wooden gates along with planters filled with large Ilex cre - nata 'steeds' (boxwoods) provide screening, conceal a stairway, hide service areas and mechanicals while still providing access and egress. Regulations did not allow permanent structures that can be visible from the street so the gates are attached to the planters, which are secured together and filled with soil that is heavy enough to support the gate structure. Right Above Right Right

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