Midway Crossings

Midway Crossings

Overview

Status: Complete

The Midway Crossings project is a series of streetscape improvements at the major intersections of Ellis, Woodlawn, and Dorchester Avenues reaching from 59th to 60th Streets. The design is inspired by the original Frederick Law Olmsted concept of the Midway Plaisance as water link between Washington Park and Jackson Park with bridges traversing the Midway. Key design elements include lighting masts, railing and retaining walls providing sidewalk-level lighting, and landscape elements separating pedestrians from vehicular traffic.

Renderings courtesy of James Carpenter Design Associates

Project Team

  • Project Manager: Richard Wrigley
  • Architect: Bauer Latoza and James Carpenter Design Associates
  • Construction Manager: Bulley & Andrews
  • Project contact: Richard Wrigley, rwrigley@uchicago.edu

Project Updates

Past Milestones:

  • August 2010: Site mobilization.
  • September 2010: Placement of barriers and delineation of temporary sidewalks and accessible routes; site demolition began.
  • September 2011: Ellis and Woodlawn Avenues completed.
  • December 2012: Construction completion on Dorchester Avenue.
  • Spring 2013: Final landscaping on Dorchester Avenue completed.

Photos


Rendering – Night View Looking East

Rendering – Night View Looking East

Rendering – Day View Looking East

Rendering – Day View Looking East

Ellis Avenue – Construction Site and Temporary Barriers

Ellis Avenue – Construction Site and Temporary Barriers

Ellis Avenue – New Sidewalk Construction

Ellis Avenue – New Sidewalk Construction

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