Tuesday, September 25, 2007

1000 jefferson, a lush concrete jungle!

At last there's some life at 1000 Jefferson! It's mostly green and doesn't speak much, but hey, it's a start! The above view, and the few below, are pics from the east side of the building, where one continuous tree type was used along the entire effect. When they flower in the spring it will be truly beautiful. Below, some grass plants and other ground cover:

Here's the view on the east side, facing north from the last stoop. Pretty cool that the trees enclose the view of the street, giving a treetop feeling. If that was my place, I'd drag a little bistro table and chairs out front and have coffee in the morning and read the paper. Who am I kidding? I never leave time for that in the morning, I'm always rushing around like a moron:

Here's a shot of the northeast retail space, which is one of four retail locations on the block. With such a huge influx of people, and the proximity to Shoprite, it should be no time before each spot is filled:

There are a lot of these trees on the west side of the building - all of their leaves have turned brown or fallen off, but there are tons of little red berries all over them. Must be what happens in fall? Or are they going through plant shock?

Nothin' says lovin' like a good birch tree:

It's hard to tell from the below pic, but they've planted very small leafy ground cover, which will eventually fill in and cover the mulch:

Here's another shot of the west side trees:

On a side note - on every side they've put in these jumbo sized lights!

Signage in the corner windows:

This lux rental building opening it's doors next month! Not sure how warm the pool will be in October, but after a few cocktails you won't feel the temperature anyway!

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