Concrete Mono Lake is going in….May 23rd, 2012 by Elin, Communications Coordinator
This morning we changed the angle of the Remodel Cam to show the metal frame of our roughly ten-foot-square Mono Lake map out in front of the store. The map will be filled with blue concrete sometime in the next week, with a pale stain for Paoha Island and a dark stain for Negit Island. Keep your eye on the cam to see the concrete map take shape….
A cool detail about the map—the concrete slab around the lake needs seams in order to expand and contract with changing temperatures. Instead of plunking the seams anywhere, Roy of Escoto Construction & Design had the good idea to place the seams north-south and east-west to indicate the cardinal directions. Even better, we mapped them out to correspond to the 38th parallel and 119 degrees of longitude, which both run right through Mono Lake!