symphonywoods

Creating the Chrysalis: Timeline

89 minute read

A timeline of significant events in the history of the Chrysalis and its surroundings, from 1962 to the present, with references.

Creating the Chrysalis: Theater

14 minute read

I discuss how the Chrysalis will function as a professional stage, as designed by the theater consulting group of Arup.

Promoting the Inner Arbor plan

3 minute read

I lay out some thoughts on how best to promote the Inner Arbor plan for Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods.

A walk in Symphony Woods

4 minute read

I take a lonely walk through Symphony Woods in order to get a feel for what it is and might be.

Symphony Woods and sacred lands

6 minute read

Why is the controversy over Symphony Woods so heated? Because at least in part it’s about questions of “sanctity” and “violation”.

Two visions for Symphony Woods

9 minute read

Is Symphony Woods really an untouched (and by implication untouchable) piece of natural woodlands? I think not.

The Inner Arbor plan takes shape, part 5

6 minute read

I now turn to the most prominent features in the Inner Arbor plan, starting with the Caterpillar. For context and more information see other posts in this se...

The Inner Arbor plan takes shape, part 4

7 minute read

Today I focus on the Picnic Table and the Lily Pads as I continue my look at structures and other features proposed as part of the Inner Arbor plan. For more...

The Inner Arbor plan takes shape, part 3

6 minute read

Today I look at the proposed structures and other features proposed for Symphony Woods as part of the Inner Arbor plan presented at the pre-submission meetin...

The Inner Arbor plan takes shape, part 2

6 minute read

After reviewing concerns expressed about the Inner Arbor plan, it’s now time to take a closer look at the proposed design. Andrew Metcalf has done a great br...

The Inner Arbor plan takes shape, part 1

7 minute read

Last Tuesday night the Inner Arbor Trust revealed a clearer picture of what’s they’re proposing for downtown Columbia. I attended the pre-submission meeting,...