neighborhood where I grew up. The end row house on the corner, just
right of center.
The A-Frame building at right center was my church and kindergarten.
grade school is the small cluster of buildings on the left, my high
school is the the buildings at lower middle.
Square is the center of Wilmington, Delaware. In a classic example
of early twentieth century urban design, the Post Office and the Public
Library are north and south of the square, the City Hall/Courthouse building
is to the east, and several buildings associated with the DuPont company
are to the west. As a nod to the contemporary business climate, an entire
city block just north of City Hall has been cleared in this shot: it is
now the site of MBNA's headquarters. From chemicals to consumer credit.
For several years we lived at Brandywine
My first real job was at the truck
depot at center right. A lot of us got a clue that something was wrong
with this company when the C.E.O. shot himself in the back of the head.
I'm pretty sure that part of the reason I became a horticulturist and a
landscape architect is because my parents took me to Longwood
Gardens often while I was a kid.
When I was in high school my parents built a house here.
You can't see it in the airphoto for all the trees, though. But it's nice.
I studied horticulture at the University of Delaware. Ag.
Hall was way off from the main
campus, because we needed the space.
WeLL used to be in the buildings north of the road right in the middle
of this picture.
Here's the Eastern
State Penitentiary. I haven't actually spent any time here at all,
I just think it's interesting.
Above Cayuga's Waters, and all that.
Boy, were we a bunch of twisted fucks in this shared rental
Let's get a case of beer and go down to the
Chocolate Factory is the open square building at the upper right. It's
an apartment building carved out of an old industrial building. Unfortunately,
the part I worked on is in shadow.
There are two
buildings I worked on in this view. The curved building at the middle
left is the base to Walnut Towers. I designed a roof garden for it, but,
alas, the client went bankrupt, and there are no towers, just the parking
deck that they were to rest upon. The twin rectangular towers at the middle
lower right are Independence Place. I did the plaza between them, one of
the tightest grading projects I've ever done. We had to use an ultrasound
machine to figure out where we could core through the concrete deck for
Continuing the theme of pictures of things you can't see, this was my neighborhood
when I lived in Philadelphia. My
house isn't in this picture because it burned to the ground the previous
Finally! A project of mine where you can see something. Museum
Tower is the L-shaped building at the center. I did all the landscaping,
including the turn-around/drop off. It won some kind of award for best
landscaping that year.
Love Park (actually JFK Plaza) in Philadelphia. There's some
controversy as to whether skateboarding should be allowed there. You
couldn't pay me enough to get on a skateboard, but I think they should let
the kids have it; before skateboarding became popular it was neglected and
Here's the Granite
Run Mall. I'd just about forgotten I'd worked on that, but when I was
in there recently, it looked eerily familiar. (I'd never seen it in real
I taught AutoCAD at The
Williamson Free School one semester.
There's a van parking space in this community
hospital that cost like a bazillion dollars.
The office I worked for in Ithaca sent a couple of years working on the
Psychiatric Hospital. At the very end of the design phase, and well
into construction documentation, we got a new Governor who froze all state
construction as one of his first official acts.
Party & Barbecue!
Exton Square Mall doesn't look like this at all anymore. I'm partially
Likewise the Plymouth
I practice shooting at the Atglen
Sportsmen's Club It's real nice. The five skeet stations show up very
clearly in this picture, but I usually use the short handgun and rifle
ranges at the lower right.
Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine isn't finished. Yet.