On January 19th a dozen newly minted members of the “OhNo60″ project took a few hours to snap photos during a preliminary test of the engineering study. The strings used in these tests were accurately measured based on zoning documents and topological (ground elevation) information. They are cut to lengths that represent the tallest building allowed by the zoning being proposed. The township will vote on this proposal today — Tuesday February 17, 2015– the meeting is at 7:30pm at Townhall.
The test results? Well, wind is a big issue. In many of these photos the balloons are blown lower by winds (which were around 10-15 mph according to forecasts). In some photos the wind had died down–in those, the balloon strings are of course perfectly vertical.
So this is a first look. We will be out again on a windless day, and will present additional balloon arrangements that closely mirror possible building structures. If you would like to see these arrangements from specific vantage points, please contact us in the next day or so.
There will also be updates to this site that explain the significance of each balloon arrangement, and also the details of how the study was designed.
Our goal is for everyone in Maplewood to be able evaluate this proposal based on terms they understand. If something besides these types of photos will help, please let us know!
Any questions, comments, concerns, ideas or urges please contact us via the links on our home page.
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