Smithsonian Installing Trees

canopy_tree.jpgIn case you, like me, were of a mind that trees are planted in museum atriums from seeds or tiny saplings and then allowed to grow and flourish over the course of decades, the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s official blog Eye Level would like to disabuse us of that notion with this entry, “Picture This: Trees!!” showing a whole black olive tree being lifted by crane and lowered into the new courtyard.

The Reynolds Center courtyard (officially the “Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard” for its philanthropist funders) is shaping up to be an interesting architectural highlight, what with the wavy glass roof they’ve put up over it. I’m sure Whitman would approve.

More photos here.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

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