Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

JAN 2018

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32 LC DBM Contractor: Thor Construction Designer: Chris Gent Landscape Studio Location: Chicago Materials: Cedar Dimensions: 75 lineal feet Crew Size/Project Length: 2 people/7 days Special Interest: This custom slat fence mimics the existing fence of the neigh - bor to the east, but provides the trans- parency-level requested by the neighbor to the west. A trellis canopy within the fence shades the patio area, and integrat - ed lighting provides a nighttime accent. Left Contractor: Aesthetic Metals, LLC Designer: Shedd Aquarium Location: Illinois Materials: 1/4"-thick aluminum panels powder coat finished in Tiger Drylac Super Durable Gold, fabricated steel posts Dimensions: 100 lineal feet Crew Size/Project Length: 4 people/ 8 weeks Special Interest: This fence's purpose was to prevent foot traffic through the landscaping to and from the back entrance of the aquarium and the parking lot. The panels were cut with a water jet. Contractor: Bigelow Design Designer: Bigelow Design Location: New York Materials: Fence panels in lengths of 8' and 16', 3"-round posts, 6" x 6" pressure-treated beams Dimensions: 48 lineal feet Crew Size/Project Length: 1 person/4 days Special Interest: The fence panels are referred to as "hog fence." One 16' panel was shaped to cre - ate an arch. Solar light caps were added to the posts. Contractor: Morena Welding Designer: Daedalus Design Group Location: California Materials: Rebar, stained glass Dimensions: 36" tall and 20 lineal feet (L-shaped) Crew Size/Project Length: 3 people (2 for fence, 1 for stained glass)/2 days (1 for fence, 1 for glass) Special Interest: Randomly spaced circular art glass pieces, inspired by a toy from the late 50s early 60s called a Whee-Lo, were incorpo - rated into this safety fencing. The rebar was left to rust naturally. Left Above Above

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