Stacy Boulevard construction rounded a big corner and an angle of repose

 

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INVISIBLE DETAILS UNDERFOOT AND RIGHT THERE

Earlier posts outline the engineering. The photograph above details the subgrade that was re-established for irrigation (note ditch alongside walkway), loam and sod. The photo also emphasizes the lengthy short wall on the right which was removed for access during construction. “The excavation was deep enough that the angle of repose was into the old wall.” The wall in the photo is rebuilt.

 

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MEMORIAL BENCHES

Spacing and symmetry were important design considerations for Stacy Boulevard construction. The old benches were surveyed. Most were returned relative to where they were sited before the build out. The memorial benches on the boulevard are full. This one shows a tribute to Al Swelka.

 

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Photos Nov-Dec 2016. Video caption: Stacy Boulevard construction minute – stroll before January, and sod.  Upcoming posts in this Stacy Boulevard series include: disasters, the cultural landscape, and Blynman. 

Series:

Part 4 – Gloucester’s majestic public works construction stats: bringing the plans to life 

Part 3- Gloucester’s boulevard public works construction Part 3: compare high res plans from 1922 and 1923 with today

Part 2: Boulevard Public Works stunner | Gloucester is an early client for the Harvard and Olmsted trained landscape designer, Thomas Warren Sears. His 1908 photos are a must see!

STACY BOULEVARD NEARING THE FINISH LINE Part 1 – 

September 12 2016- Stacy Boulevard construction update: historic Blynman the Cut Bridge project scope plans and engineering details

August 2016 

3 comments

  • Another fantastic post in this series Catherine!!!

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  • Just what the doctor ordered and I am going to share this with mom/Pops also! 🙂 Dave & Kim 🙂

    Memorial benches great way to always feel the presence! 🙂 Dave & Kim 🙂

    Herman’s Hermits “Leaning on The Lamppost” Music starts at 1:36 total time 3 mins.15 seconds 🙂 Dave

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  • Love the lamp posts too! 🙂 Dave & Kim 🙂

    Herman’s Hermits “Leaning on The Lamppost”

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