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A bench built for a lifetime

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais
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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais
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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais
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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais
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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais
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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

This is another creation from landscape architect Brian Higley. He says, “These benches were designed to be simple but beautiful fixtures along a trail at Madam Brett Park in Beacon, New York. Because the trail is somewhat remote, they were also designed to be vandal-proof. They are solid pieces of oak with chamfered edges, weighing around 300 pounds each. The posts were mortised flush on each end and buried 42 inches into the ground. They can be treated harshly with very little concern. They could never be stolen and it is doubtful they could even be successfully burned.”

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  1. LogeenaJean 07/13/2010

    To whoever created these benches....
    They are absolutely gorgeous!!!

  2. brianla 07/16/2010

    Thank you! - Brian

  3. LaFlor 07/26/2010

    I can't decide if they look like railroad cars or coffins. It's seldom I don't like Brian's work but this is one occasion. Sorry.

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