Time, nature shape Harvard Yard

March 1, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgFogg Museum In the Yard, a changing of the guard “Even though it is across Quincy Street, the Fogg Museum completes the fourth side of Sever Quadrangle. The trees planted in the area reflect the irregular pattern of prior planting.” Declining elms mean oaks, honey locusts, other trees now dominate “The front of Weld Hall was depleted of trees by the early 1990s. A mix of oaks and ginkgos on the corner are part of a new palette of trees.” “The ‘before’ photograph from the early 1990s shows a number of American elms that were still surviving, but most are gone today. The replanting — a mix of oaks, hackberry, and disease-resistant elms — reinforces the focus on the John Harvard Statue.” Memorial Church “The plantings between Widener Library and Weld Hall are some of the most vigorous of all the new additions. This area includes red maple, Kentucky coffee trees, and pin oaks.” “The American elms that once stood in front of Holworthy Hall were decimated by the spread of Dutch elm disease. The alignment of the replanted trees closely approximates the Olmsted Brothers’ design from the early 20th century, the main difference being more than 20 different species of trees were planted.” When Michael Van Valkenburgh looks across Harvard Yard, he sees trees such as honey locusts, hackberries, and red oaks thriving where American elms once stood. The Graduate School of Design professor helped create a master plan for the Yard’s landscape in the late 1980s, when scores of its trees were being wiped out by Dutch elm disease. His firm was enlisted to restore the Yard’s canopy in the early 1990s and in the 25 years since, it has continued to help guide new plantings. Contrasting photos of the Yard from before the restoration in the ’90s with photos taken from the same perspective today, Van Valkenburgh reflects on the evolution of an iconic space.“Before” photos (top) by Michael Van Valkenburgh, “after” photos by Charles Mayer; quotes by Michael Van ValkenburghHolworthy Hall Weld Hall “A central grove of London plane trees defines the small plaza at the end of Matthews Hall with the introduction of other small trees at the periphery.” Widener Library “Memorial Church and Widener Library are bound together by a web of pathways. Although the trees are irregularly spaced, there is an asymmetrical balance between the two sides. Among other trees planted here, the shade-loving yellowwood was introduced below some of the existing trees.” Related University Hall Matthews Halllast_img read more

Spanish coach Garcia is youngest to die of CoVid-19 @21

September 26, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Club president Pep Bueno said: “Francisco was a great guy and a very talented coach. We are all still shocked. “The hospital rang me at 7pm on Sunday to say his condition had stabilised, but then an hour later… “The coronavirus came together with a bad illness he had. I can’t believe it has happened.” It’s added in the report that nearly 300 people have died from the virus in Spain, and it’s likely that death toll will continue to rise in the coming days. Read AlsoHoffenheim owner developing coronavirus vaccine As for Garcia, it’s noted that it was only after arriving at hospital that doctors found that he was suffering from leukaemia, while it’s suggested that he could now be the youngest person in the world to die as a result of coronavirus. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The WorldPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Loading… center_img Spanish football coach Francisco Garcia has died from coronavirus aged just 21 having also suffered with a form of leukaemia previously. The outbreak crisis has continued throughout Europe over the last week, claiming hundreds more lives with thousands of cases being reported. Spain has been one of the hardest hit, and now the Independent report that Garcia has died after contracting coronavirus. Reported coronavirus cases on the increase as government declares emergency The 21-year-old is said to have been suffering from a form of leukaemia which would have left him more vulnerable, and now Malaga based club Atletico Portada Alta have tragically had to confirm his death on Sunday.Advertisementlast_img read more

Gattuso recommends another Super Eagles star for Napoli

September 24, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgIn what appears to be a complete swoop on Nigerian players, Italian giants, Napoli are also eyeing Villarreal forward, Samuel Chukwueze, a good friend of Victor Osimhen. According to lebombedivlad, Napoli manager, Genaro Gattuso has recommended to the club management to make a move for the Villarreal winger. Chukwueze is one of Nigeria’s brightest talent and has already been linked with a move to several Premier League clubs. It is however not certain if would like to give out their valuable asset who has just signed a new deal with a release clause of 100m euros. The Yellow Submarines just appointed former Arsenal manager, Unai Emery to replace Javi Calleja, and that could play a part in any decision regarding Chukwueze. Two good friends Osimhen and Chukwueze were recently together in Paris ahead of the new season. Osimhen was on the verge of completing his move to Napoli while  Chukuweze just finished the La Liga season with Villarreal when they met in Paris. The players both shared a photo of themselves in Paris on their social media pages. Osimhen and Chukwueze have remained good friends since their days with the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria. They were both in the squad for the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup which Nigeria won. Osimhen finished as the tournament’s highest goalscorer with 10 goals while Chukwueze was the third-highest scorer with three goals and three assists. Chukwueze has been a consistent performer for the Yellow Submarine this season, featuring in 39 games across all competitions, scoring four goals and providing five assists. read also:Osimhen, Chukwueze to self-isolate after hitting Nigeria The Super Eagles forward joined Villarreal’s youth setup in 2017 following his eye-catching display for the Golden Eaglets at the 2015 U17 World in Chile. The forward was promoted to the Yellow Submarine’s senior side in 2018 and has been impressing for the Spanish side. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Actors That Started Their Careers On SoapsThe 10 Biggest Historical Mysteries That Can’t Be Solved6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way Loading… last_img read more