I was digging through some Google images and came across the photo above, so I followed it to a website that explained what it was. It's the landscaping art at the BankAtlantic Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The page says it was in 1998. Anyone know if the Flying Saucer Grove is still there? I'd love to see it in person. I think it's so cool! I wouldn't mind decorating my place like this - if'n I had the dough to put it together.
Renowned landscape artist Martha Schwartz, collaborating with architect Ellerbe Becket, designed this enormous 80,000-sq. ft. entry plaza to the arena. Inspired by the green and earth tones of the nearby Everglades, she created a design that enhances the entertainment theme of the arena, home of the Florida Panthers, along with concerts and extravaganza events.
The plaza design encompasses sixteen (16) light poles with canopy, each measuring 25 feet high; fourteen (14) seat planters made of fiberglass resin, 16 feet diameter, with colors mirrored the light canopies; stripped pattern paving throughout the plaza landscaping.
I'm curious to know if any of you readers have ever been there to see this. Leave a comment and let us know!
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