Introduced in July 2009 in downtown St. Louis, Citygarden is a three-acre sculpture garden donated to the city by the Gateway Foundation. The garden is unbound by perimeter fences or gates and is free and open to the public at all times. Framed by office towers, the two formerly vacant blocks now provide a vibrant and serene blend of lush plantings and internationally renowned sculptures with water, stone, architecture, and design.
The masonry contractor installed most of the hardscape features, working in various weather conditions over six months. Installing 90,000 square feet of blue stone and granite pavers required continuous precision and attention to detail. Of special note are the craftsmen's work in the fountain areas and the polished green granite installed on 1100 linear feet of the riverine, a serpentine 16- to 24-inch wall that borders the northern edge of the gardens.
The masonry contractor's attention to detail, from bidding through final installation, met the overall goals of this labor of love for the city of St. Louis.