Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Fairbanks Art & Nature Park Starts Construction

Contractors are laying the groundwork to start construction on the $50-million Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, according to Indianapolis Business Journal.

IMA has chosen a construction manager, The Hagerman Group, and work is slated to begin in Spring 2008.

The land for the park, 100 acres along the White River including woods, wetlands and a 35-acre lake, was given to IMA in 1972. Acclaimed architect Marlon Blackwell, landscape architect Edward Blake and New York environmental artist Mary Miss have been working on the project. Miss designed the park’s gateway, a 1,500-foot-long pedestrian bridge (shown here).

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