Monday, May 11, 2009

Construction Update #2

The Metcalfe Architecture & Design teams leads a group out to the canopy walk as construction of Out on a Limb continues.

At its highest point, the canopy walk soars close to 50 feet above the ground.

Alan Metcalfe pictured at the entrance of the Out on a Limb canopy walk.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Construction Update #1

The platform through the tree canopy will be 4 stories high. It takes a very large crane and some brave construction workers to get it all in place.

The workers started laying the wood platform down on top of the steel structure. The final Canopy Walk will look completely natural and fit into the surroundings of the Arboretum.

Building "The Bird's Nest" while still on the ground. It will eventually take its place up in the trees, as a central part of the Out On A Limb exhibit.