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Historic Chicago Park Receives Contemporary Upgrades

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The $8.7-million Midway Crossings at University of Chicago locates a series of landscaped interventions resembling bridges along Midway Plaisance Park, a historic, mile-long parcel designed by famed architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

Bulley & Andrews LLC
Landscaped interventions consisting of lighting, plants and hardscape materials create a more coherent connection between two campus areas.
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By merging lighting, plants and hardscape materials, the bridges create a more coherent connection between two campus areas by highlighting cross streets that serve as vehicular and pedestrian links.

The project team created a full-scale mock-up for 40-ft-tall cast stainless-steel light masts in order to field test the integration of electrical components and custom sheathing.

Key Players

Owner/Developer: University of Chicago

GC/CM: Bulley & Andrews LLC, Chicago

Architect: James Carpenter Design Associates Inc., New York

Structural Engineer: Matrix Engineering Corp., Chicago

M/E/P Engineer: DuSable Inc., Chicago

Civil Engineer: DB Sterling Consultants Inc., Chicago


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