Caption: Along the boardwalk (Team X/Xavier Vendrell/Grimshaw / January 30, 2012 )
Team X proposes to enliven Navy Pier’s South Dock promenade with pocket parks, terraces, kiosks and towering sculptural elements.
Relevant to all those places with waterfront redevelopment initiatives (Brooklyn, Toronto, Philadelphia, Poplar Point in DC, etc.)
Mary Schmich from the Chicago Tribune's column, "How about redesign for Navy Pier cheesiness?
," on the fundamental cheesiness of Navy Pier is comparable to how many people feel about other produced places such as the Inner Harbor Festival Marketplace in Baltimore or Fourth Street Live in Louisville.
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, Chicago Tribune
Navy Pier's east end ( AECOM/BIG / January 30, 2012 ). Navy Pier’s southeast corner would be lifted above Lake Michigan in this plan for the pier’s redevelopment by the AECOM/BIG team. Another corner would tier down to the lake.
Labels: rivers and waterfronts, urban design/placemaking, urban revitalization