February 26, 2020
One of Epsteins projects has been selected as a finalist in the Special Achievement of the Year category for the 32nd annual Greater Chicago Food Depository Commercial Real Estate Awards.
The Epstein-designed and engineered Riverview Bridge is a 16-span reinforced concrete structure that is approximately 1,000 feet long and 16 feet wide. The bridge crosses the Chicago River at Addison, providing a new connection for runners, bicyclists and pedestrians between the paths in Horner, Clark and California parks. This, in turn, will help create one of Chicagos largest recreational hubs, the 312 RiverRun, by connecting three parks with one path for nearly two miles.
Our design strategy involved the unconventional solution of disengaging the path from the riverbank and elevating the entire structure above the water level. This solution elevates the trail on piers, and locates it within the river, which preserves the maximum amount of vegetation, and riverbank stability, while minimizing scouring and erosion.
As part for the GCFD Real Estate Awards, there is a public vote for the Special Achievement category; please click here to cast your vote for Riverview Bridge.
The Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards, which will be held on Thursday, March 19, bring together more than 1,850 of Chicagos top architects, brokers, developers, property managers, interior contractors and design professionals to both celebrate the outstanding achievements in all facets of the industry and to support the Greater Chicago Food Depository. This partnership truly helps to build a better Chicago. Last years event raised more than $1.5 million to help provide more than 4.5 million meals for our neighbors facing hunger.