Take Me to the River: Building Chicago's New Waterfront

Beautiful: Skyscrapers as well as industrial and transportation landmarks line the Chicago River. Photo: Tom Drebenstedt
Livable: Filter Island, a scheme by design firm UrbanLab, proposes redirecting the Chicago River’s north branch to flow into Lake Michigan.  Photo: UrbanLab
Fun: The proposed River Theater section of the Chicago Riverwalk. Photo: Sasaki Associates and Ross Barney Architects
Public: A reinvented riverfront is a heart of the master plan for Pilsen, which design firm UrbanWorks developed. Photo: UrbanWorks
Organization: 
Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF)
Exhibition Dates: 
Jun. 07, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2013
Take Me to the River: Building Chicago's New Waterfront investigates Chicagoans’ vision for the future of the Chicago River as the heart of a beautiful and livable city.
 
Dip into designers’ ideas for reinventing the river and its connection to the neighborhoods through which it flows. Explore two soon-to-be-completed boathouses. Get a sneak peak of the next six sections of the Chicago Riverwalk. Discover far-reaching ideas that would transform the Chicago River’s role as drainage canal. Take in the iconic architecture—from glassy high rises to railroad bridges—that defines the riverfront.
 
The Chicago River: it’s an industrial highway, the city’s storm drain, and a leisure landscape. Can these realities continue to co-exist? The exhibition is organized in four themes:
 
  • Beautiful highlights river views.
  • Livable investigates the river as stormwater pipe.
  • Fun delves into recreation on the river.
  • Public explores the riverfront as parkland.
 
Take Me to the River is open now in CAF’s Lecture Hall Gallery and will close in December, 2013.

 

Address: 
Lecture Hall Gallery
224 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago,  Illinois  60604
United States
Posted by aao on July 10, 2013 - 2:55pm