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100th Anniversary for Indy 500 Race
The city of Indianapolis is busy getting ready to host the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 this year on Sunday, May 29th, 2016. As you can imagine these projects are in full swing and nearing completion. All of which will give the Indianapolis Motor Speedway a new look and yet hold on to the history and tradition that makes this event so popular.
Landtech Design Irrigation at the start
Indianapolis Motor Speedway embarked on a $90M Project to upgrade, replace and improve the entire experience for visitors to IMS. The roundabout that was recently completed outside Turn 1 will now gain the pedestrian plaza in what has been termed the new “Kodak Moment” entranceway to The Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Highlights include:
- Large pedestrian Plaza with checkered-flag patterns in the paving, and dramatic lighting of the architectural features and plantings
- Main pedestrian entrance to IMS and updated grandstands and seating
Landtech Design Irrigation has been involved from the early design inception to incorporate the irrigation with the complex landscape planting developed for the Plaza.
Countdown to Race Day
Construction is now entering the final stages and the landscape and irrigation portion of the project is underway. Becker Landscaping in Indianapolis is the landscape contractor for the project and they are busy with the many aspects that will give the project the finishing touch. When the green flag is dropped for the start of the race we know that cameras will be on the cars racing into the first turn, but also the cameras will be showcasing the tremendous work put into this major project. The largest single-day sporting event in the world and Landtech Design Irrigation and Kenney Outdoor Solutions have played a part in that project.
Be sure to keep Landtech Design Irrigation in mind for any projects that you are undertaking, whether they are large scale or small we have the team available to provide you with designs incorporating the latest in technology and water efficiencies.