On Monday, our crews were still making necessary improvements to the drainage and irrigation systems on the east side of the lawn, as you can see in the photo below. The rest of the area had been covered with a gravel base, and a test patch of our new soil mix was spread on top of that, in the northwest corner of the lawn (bottom left of the photo).
|Bryant Park Lawn: April 18, 2011|
Over the course of this week, the irrigation and drainage systems were completed and we began receiving more soil deliveries to cover the entire lawn area. The crew is working from west to east, with almost one third of the area filled in with a 12 inch layer of new soil, as of 3pm this afternoon.
|Bryant Park Lawn: April 22, 2011|
|12 inch layer of new soil on top of gravel base: April 21, 2011|
|Spreading new soil: April 21, 2011|
15 more truckloads of soil are schedule to arrive tomorrow, and the transfer of soil to the lawn area will continue throughout the weekend into next week. Then, our sod will make its journey from New Jersey to Manhattan and begin establishing roots in our lovely new soil base.
We're making a number of improvements to the park this year. Check out these posts for past updates on the lawn installation and other capital projects happening in the park: