The cadence of morning rush hour reflects the rhythm of the Chicago River, but how often do we allow the river to reflect a wandering glance from us? This "glance" aims to bring to light the potential of Chicago's socially underutilized, aqueous artery.

WATERLINE was commissioned by Phil Enquist (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill) in conjunction with the eponymous studio at the Harvard GSD (gsd.harvard.edu/) for Fall 2011. Students explored the realities of three sites along the South branch of the river, rethinking ways to make it more relevant to the public.

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