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Joe Louis sculpture

Learning from Detroit

Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 6:57pm

From the 1890’s through the mid-20th century, Detroit was a city on the cutting edge of innovation and experimentation. From Henry Ford’s assembly line to the birthplace of Motown Sound, Detroit continues to thrive as it works to reinvent its urban realm.

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11th Street Bridge Park Rendering Courtesy of OMA+OLIN

Why We Love the Water

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 6:31pm

Wallace J. Nichols' new book "Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do" provides inspiration for the 11th Street Bridge Park.

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Touring the High Line with Mayor Bowser

Learning from the High Line

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 12:32pm

If you google “11th Street Bridge Park” and “High Line” you’ll get 3.5 million hits. Really. The media has often compared our work transforming an old D.C. freeway into a new civic space to the elevated New York City park.

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Cesar Chavez Charter School for Public Policy

We Are Inspired by Teen Artists

Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 6:33pm

Capitol Hill's Cesar Chavez High School for Public Charter School for Public Policy designs prototype public art for the 11th Street Bridge Park.

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Cerami Logo

Studying Sound

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:23pm

Working with the acoustic firm Cerami, we studied the bridge park noise conditions to provide a basis for the optimal design of the Park balancing more active areas with passive and quiet locations.

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Cesar Chavez Students Create Public Art

Talented Teens Create Bridge Park Public Art!

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 11:45am

Located a few blocks from the future site of the 11th Street Bridge Park, students from the senior art class at Capitol Hill’s Cesar Chavez Public Charter School for Public Policy are developing prototype public art for our new civic space.

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Southern Illinois University Carbondale Architecture Students Envision Bridge Park!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 9:19pm

This past summer, students from the Southern Illinois University Carbondale architectural urban design class visited Washington, D.C.

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Kayak Tour

10 Reasons Why I Joined the 11th Street Bridge Park:

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 8:54pm

11th Street Bridge Park's Development and Community Outreach Officer, Irfana Jetha Noorani, tells us why she's excited to join the project.

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Old 11th Street Bridge Piers

Extreme Makeover: Infrastructure Edition

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 2:12pm

Transitioning Outdated Infrastructure into the 21st Centuryby Joanna Kramer, 2014 Summer Intern

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Walnut Street Bridge

Chattanooga's Walnut Street Bridge

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 6:50pm

11th Street Bridge Park volunteer and Fairlawn resident Marie J. Fritz travels to Chattanooga, TN and submits an article about the Walnut Street Bridge - another transformed piece of infrastructure into civic space.

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“The first step in getting two sides to really enjoy each other is to get two sides to really understand each other. And this is the perfect opportunity in a wonderful, beautiful, recreational space.”

Doyle Mitchell, CEO Industrial Bank