How can we reconnect the waterfront to the spectacular Chicago Skyline?
The Navy pier is one of the greatest living legacies of Daniel Burnham's BIG Plans for a grand public waterfront. While the pier is widely used by the people it lacks physical and visual connections back to the city. By gracefully lifting up the pulic experience to the rooftops we propose to augment the existing pier by elevating public life up into the skyline of Chicago, Restoring uninterrupted views from the pier back to the famous skyline of Chicago.
Produced to introduce the work of AECOM: Landscapes / Design + Planning at the unveiling of the One Shenzhen Bay project in China. This international design firm, whose practice goes beyond buildings and sites to focus on systems, works to restore a sense of place, the ecology, and circulation.