September 15, 2014

Passerelle of the Future: 11th Street Bridge

We haven’t had one of these for awhile – but finalists for Washington, D.C.’s proposed 11th Street Bridge are already worth highlighting.  From CityLab: 

Make no mistake: Any of the finalists in the competition to design D.C.’s 11th Street Bridge Park is a winner. This is the savviest proposal for adapting outmoded infrastructure since the High Line. The four teams that made the grade as finalists to design the thing met the challenge.


Balmori Associates with Cooper, Robertson & Partners


Stoss Landscape Urbanism with Höweler + Yoon Architecture




Wallace Roberts & Todd with NEXT Architects and Magnusson Klemencic Associates


Quick question: Which civic party, candidate or leader is proposing a project for Vancouver of similar utility and high design?

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  1. I’d welcome an adaptive reuse like this for one of the viaducts, with two provisos: first, that it also serves as an entry level for adjacent buildings and second, that the other viaduct continue in a better form for vehicular traffic.