The Chicago River is historically very polluted and used for industrial and manufacturing purposes. This infrastructural intervention explores the extreme disconnect between the Chicago River and the city. It explores new ways for people to interact with the water that redefines the use of the river. The pedestrian highway begins as an extension of Union Station, progressing beneath the highway, and continues to a residential neighborhood. There are many paths to enter or exit the intervention, allowing participants to create their own destinations for different uses. Because the pedestrian city ends at Union Station, this pedestrian highway theoretically expands the city, thus progressing the city in a new, previously unexplored way.
AIA Huron Valley Student Show Award 2013
"Embodies the exciting promise of realization while addressing real world challenges." —AIA Huron Valley
In collaboration with Lijing Qian and Annie-Locke Scherer.