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CMU - Kraus Campo on top of Posner Center

In 2004 Eisler Nurseries took on the challenge of installing a green roof designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Accociates at CMU's Posner Center. working with Mascaro Construction the general contractor, the green roof was installed over a rare book archive. Intense layout work commenced in order to create naturalistic contours on a flat roof. Grading stakes were used to accurately create the designed contours. Grading quickly became the largest part of the project.

5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Two art installations were included in the project-the French Curve to honor Posner, and a quote from the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Simple mass plantings of barberries, azaleas, boxwood, ilex and ivy create a colorful setting for the art works.