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TANK 2012 Client photographs

These photographs were taken of the roof deck (May 2012) by our client and show the wonderful planting and how truly green it is up on a roof in the midst of industrial/commercial Chelsea. There are also a few photos of the clients' adorable cat Jenny within the space.
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Bonnie wrote:
great space! - what is the green plant on the fence, ivy? thanks in advance
     Comment   September 22, 2013
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Christine (Millerick) O'Keefe
I would also like to know what the trailing plant is that is on the fence and on the arched trellis? Thank you!!!
February 19, 2014 at 3:40pm   
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lexkel wrote:
What type of wood is the planter box/bench and tables and chairs?
   Comment   August 21, 2013
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Lynn Gaffney Architect, PLLC
The planter box / bench is Ipe (which weathers to a nice silver grey color) and the table/chairs is cedar. Thank you for your interest.
August 25, 2013 at 7:16pm   
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Sarah Martinez wrote:
Where does one find an arched trellis?
   Comment   July 24, 2013
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cath8699
me too!
February 16, 2014 at 5:58am   
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4drc
how was the arch achieved? Is the entire trellis made of wood or are there metal beams?
February 19, 2014 at 9:27am   
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davidcjack wrote:
Deck Drainage Questions - Can you explain how the deck drainage system works? Is water re-directed to the edge, or is water allowed to fall directly through the paver spacings? Thank you, you have designed a beautiful urban oasis!
   Comment   January 8, 2013
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Lynn Gaffney Architect, PLLC
Water is able to fall directly through the edges of each paver. The pavers are raised on pedestal system for easy drainage below.
January 9, 2013 at 8:23am   
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Lynn Gaffney Architect, PLLC
Thank you for your interest in the project - one of my favorites too.
January 9, 2013 at 8:24am   
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carlaega wrote:
Tree - Is the red tree a Japanese maple?
   Comment   October 11, 2012
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Kivi
yup
October 11, 2012 at 7:07pm   
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Lynn Gaffney Architect, PLLC
yes it is.
October 11, 2012 at 8:28pm   
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carlaega wrote:
Plants - What's the red tree? Looks beautiful"
   Comment   October 11, 2012
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Glenna Partridge Garden Design
The tree is a red maple. Google 'Acer tree' and you will come across lots of different varieties. I hope this helps!
January 20, 2013 at 3:59pm   
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