Crane to Move Trees
Published on September 17, 1993
NEWS ADVISORY: CRANE TO LIFT TREES INTO NEW HOME 7 STORIES ABOVE GROUND Banana trees and other very large plant specimens will be swinging from a construction crane over 12th Avenue on The Ohio State University campus tomorrow (9/17) morning. The plants are being moved from the old greenhouses behind the Botany and Zoology Building at the corner of 12th and Neil Avenues into the new greenhouse facility atop the 12th Avenue Parking Garage, just to the west. Moving the trees is the final step in the move-in process for the greenhouse, which is shared by the departments of Plant Biology and Entomology in the College of Biological Sciences. Insects and smaller plants have already been moved. The crane is scheduled to arrive between 8 and 9 a.m. and to be in action for three to four hours. The new greenhouse provides many benefits to the teaching and research programs of the college: ~ State-of-the art climate control ~ Plant growth chambers ~ Entomology research laboratories ~ Insect quarantine laboratory ~ Staff offices ~ Quality space for botanical and insect specimens. The new greenhouse project included the addition of three more floors (300 parking spaces) to the existing parking garage. Total project cost was $7.3 million, of which $4 million came from the state of Ohio and the remainder from the university's Traffic and Parking Division For further information, call Sandi Rutkowski in the dean's office of the College of Biological Sciences, 292-4759. # [Submitted by: GERSTNER (email@example.com) Thu, 16 Sep 93 14:58:08 EST] All documents are the responsibility of their originator.