This spring, visitors to
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
will have an opportunity to see the many tropical trees towering in the
Victorian greenhouse from a whole new angle, with the installation of
an extended elevated pedestrian walkway and elevator.
has always had a small overlook area where guests could peer out over
the forest canopy, but the new construction will add 20-feet of walking
space to the upper deck viewing area. The Design Alliance Architects
crafted the plans for the walkway, and Landau Building Company
is currently working to have it open by April.
new elevator is being built in order to allow all visitors access to
the new viewing opportunities, and is expected to be completed in unison
with the walkway.
"We decided to make the area
more accessible for our handicapped guests or those who just wouldn't
want to walk up the winding pathway to get back to the entrance," says
Liz Fetchin, marketing and communications manager for Phipps
Conservatory. "It seems like guests are very excited about this
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Writer: John Farley
Source: Liz Fetchin, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical GardensImage courtesy of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens