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.

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Balmori Associates with Cooper, Robertson & Partners

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Stoss Landscape Urbanism with Höweler + Yoon Architecture

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OLIN and OMA

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Wallace Roberts & Todd with NEXT Architects and Magnusson Klemencic Associates

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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.