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Constructing The Big Hammock

Imagine napping in a big hammock on the Greenway during your lunch hour. Designed and led by Hansy Better Barraza AIA, a team has woven The Big Hammock, the world’s largest portable relaxation/napping/hangout device, at the Fort Point Channel Parks. Take a turn in the hammock and enjoy activities from noon to 8:00 pm daily through September 4.

The following images document the construction of The Big Hammock, along with timely links and tweets. Follow Hansy on Twitter and keep up with the architectural scene by following @BSAAIA

The BSA is a proud sponsor of The Big Hammock.

Monday, August 16, 2010, open for the public to enjoy:

The Big Hammock from the air, August 16

Hansy Better Barraza AIA: We posted all the names of all our volunteers who helped us weave The Big Hammock: http://thebighammock.org/volunteer/


Saturday, August 14, 2010, weaving:

The Big Hammock from the air, August 14

Hansy Better Barraza AIA: The Big Hammock Project on the Greenway photo updates: http://tinyurl.com/25cyt63. Thanks for visiting us today Adam from @BSAAIA!


Friday, August 13, 2010, weaving:

The Big Hammock from the air, August 13

Hansy Better Barraza AIA: Thank you R&W Rope for coming to help us with weaving the Big Hammock today! http://twitpic.com/2edpgw


Thursday, August 12, 2010, weaving:

The Big Hammock from the air, August 12

Hansy Better Barraza AIA: Hammock weavers Ruth and Michelle started weaving the hammock today! Looking good! http://twitpic.com/2e2dbu

Hansy Better Barraza AIA: The Big Hammock Project Interview on WBUR http://wbur.fm/aWX4Ih (via @WBUR)


Wednesday, August 11, 2010, frame assembly:

The Big Hammock from the air, August 11

Hansy Better Barraza AIA: The Big Hammock frame was assembled on the Greenway today. Weaving begins tomorrow! http://yfrog.com/f1btfij (via @annthewiz)


Monday, August 9, 2010:

The Big Hammock from the air, August 9

Hansy Better Barraza AIA: Beginning The Big Hammock Project this Wednesday at 10:00am on the Greenway www.thebighammock.org.