Reconstructing a Grand Boulevard

by S. L. Kaderbek, P.E., (M.ASCE), Deputy Commissioner and Chief Engr.,
Denise Casalino, P.E., (M.ASCE), Proj. Mgr.,
Irwin Blumensaadt, Constr. Mgr.; Bureau of Bridges and Transit of the Chicago Dept. of Transp., Chicago, IL,
Eric Lindemann, P.E., Proj. Mgr.; Earth Tech.,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2002, Vol. 72, Issue 9, Pg. 66-73


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract:

Wacker Drive, the two-level riverfront roadway that has defined the boundary of Chicago's business and cultural district for more than 75 years, is undergoing a much-needed modernization. Reconstructing the historic structure in a way that would preserve its unique architectural character required just the right combination of boldness and restraint.



Subject Headings: Historic preservation | Highways and roads | Domain boundary | Business districts | Cultural diversity | Historic buildings | Architecture

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