Navy Pier Redesigns Range From What?! To Wow!!
By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 3, 2012 7:40PM
The proposed redesigns of Navy Pier were released earlier this week. Some love it. Some hate it. And some wish the redesign teams would stop using Daniel Burnham's words out of context to explain their own vision. Personally, while we have no idea why the city would want a glacier jutting out of the lake 365 days a year as proposed by !melk/HOK/UrbanLab, we do like the layered and intricate walkways imagined by Davis Brody Bond/Aedas/Martha Schwartz Partners.
As of today, all the designs are on display for all to see at the Chicago Architecture Foundation if you want to take in each one in their full-sized, in-real-life glory. However if you just want to browse through them at your desk we've included a gallery of them above.
Which is your favorite? Which do you hate? Or do you just wish Navy Pier would break off the coast and float off into the center of Lake Michigan where you'd only witness it as a collection of dimly twinkling lights?