BLOOMINGDALE

TRAIL (606) TRAIL

Chicago, IL

PROJECT SCOPE

Centerpiece of The 606 cycling/walking trail, DGA developed signature lighting approaches for this elevated former railroad line.  In addition to creating a distinctive presence, lighting design goals included emphasis at trail access points, adjacent park space and support for public art installations, in addition to the trail itself. The project was one of the first major public parks in North America to employ a wireless lighting control system.

AWARDS

2016 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Grand Awards for Engineering Excellence

2016 American Planning Association Excellence Award for Urban Design

CLIENT

Chicago Park District

ARCHITECT

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates