June 2, 2022
Last night, June 1st, at the Friends of the Chicago River’s Big Fish Ball, a fund-raising event that brings together over 500 leaders from the Chicago business community to celebrate the continued revitalization of the Chicago River, three projects that featured Epstein designs were given Chicago River Blue Awards for achievement in river-sensitive designs along the river. Those projects were; Riverview Bridge, a 1,000-ft long pedestrian bridge that crosses the Chicago River at Addison; Wolf Point East, a 60-story residential development located along the banks of the River; and the Wild Mile, a floating eco-park located on the North Branch Canal of the Chicago River.
For Riverview Bridge, Epstein was the architect & engineer for this 16-span bridge located within the River, providing a sustainable solution which preserves the maximum amount of vegetation, and riverbank stability, while minimizing scouring and erosion. With Wolf Point East, Epstein was the civil engineer that designed a stormwater collection system that collects, detains and filters water through a hydrodynamic separator prior to entering the Chicago River. And for the Wild Mile, Epstein’s structural engineers provided calculations for connections and anchors.
Congratulations go out to our clients for these projects – Chicago Department of Transportation (Riverview Bridge), Hines (Wolf Point East) and Urban Rives (Wild Mile) for their vision and desire to help continue the renaissance of the Chicago River