Midway Crossing - University of Chicago
Designed by James Carpenter Design Associates, the mile-long eighty acre Midway Plaisance Park divides the University of Chicago into north and south campuses, resulting in a sense of separation between the two. The Midway Crossings establish a more coherent and engaging connection between the two areas of the campus by marking the three main cross-Midway streets that now serve as the student vehicular and pedestrian links.
The 16 stainless steel light masts at each Illuminated Bridge establish a strong presence of the sky during the day, while at night internal illumination provides pedestrian lighting and signals safe passage across the park to those near and far.
- Owner: University of Chicago
- Client: University of Chicago
- Location: Chicago, IL, USA
- Designer: ©James Carpenter Design Associates
- Architect: Bauer Latoza
- Application: Vertical light masts
- Material Construction: 93 Vee-Wire, solid stainless steel bases
- Scope: 32, 40-foot tall stainless steel light masts and bases
- Photos: ©Tom Rossiter