Monday, August 13, 2012

Large Water Feature, not too far off in the PTRP

I get asked frequently about the large amount of dirt being moved to create the large hole at the Piedmont Triad Research Park (PTRP) near the northwest interchange of I-52 and B-40.  The PTRP Master Plan (click here for link to the PTRP Master Plan) designed by downtown based Stimmel Associates, PA has a large Master Stormwater System integrated into the design of the Central District.  See Map Below. 

Expected completion is summer of 2013.

Central District Map - Click on Image to enlarge it.  Notice the large stormwater retention basin along the eastern edge of the district.  The Storm Water Retention basin is treating the storm water runoff of 300 Acres of downtown Winston-Salem (large part of the eastern half of downtown).  

Looking south along I-52 - you can see the storm water retention basin on the right (click on image to enlarge it)

South end of the basin with concrete borders (click on image to enlarge it)

Looking north from the south end inside of the basin - notice the height of the walls (click on image to enlarge it)

Looking east to west across the basin (click on image to enlarge it)

Another photo looking north to south (click on image to enlarge it)

Panaramic Photo

I also took this amateur panaramic photo of the whole project using an app on my cell phone.  Click on the link below to see it. 

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