Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

NOV 2018

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16 LC DBM >> Many projects are incorporating fire features that can be enjoyed from both sides of a wall, such as this Indoor/Outdoor Tunnel 200 located at a residence in Los Angeles, Calif., designed and installed by Ortal Heat of Canoga Park, Calif. It is a two-in-one system with a 160 burner and a sealed window to the outside. Such 3-dimensional displays can in- clude amenities like a television or piece of art. Indoor or Outdoor – Why Not Both? Left This Lotus Bowl is a rendering of what was later built at the Berkshire Botanical Gardens. It is four feet in diameter and is made of stainless steel. The wiring for the electronic ignition is as far as 200 feet from the feature itself. to connect to the control panel or box. The company can provide the connection from the control box to the burner. The Spirit of a Flame Sometimes, there is more to a feature than just its functionality and aesthetics. Sometimes, something can be crafted for sentimental value, as a piece of art that represents the soul of a place. One such fire sculpture is the Bridge at Bethlehem Steel, commissioned by a nonprofit orga - nization called ArtsQuest. Colombo relates that the people of Bethlehem Steel "wanted a fire sculp - ture [there] that would represent that the steel factory was coming back to life, in a way." Not only does this fire bridge have a unique appeal, but it also com - memorates the Bethlehem steel factory and its importance. A line of blue flames runs the length of the arc and represents the constant blue flames of the steel that was being poured when the factory was in use. On the manufacture's website, the Corten steel bridge is noted as "a physi - cal and spiritual arc between Bethlehem PHOTO CREDIT: COURTESY OF ORTAL USA, PHOTOGRAPHER ERIKA BIERMAN Above These three fire displays are located in a koi pond on a Florida residence. A vertical burner was placed inside the hollow of vines known as Strangler Vines. These vines are cast in bronze and weigh thousands of pounds.

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