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Pedestrian Bridge designs to be unveiled November 3rd

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Pedestrian River Bridge Designs to be Displayed at Providence City Hall

Public invited to view the designs of 11 finalists and provide feedback at a reception at Providence City Hall on November 3rd

PROVIDENCE – The Public will have an opportunity to view the proposed bridge designs of 11 finalists competing in the Providence Pedestrian River Bridge Design Competition at a special reception on Wednesday, November 3rd from 5pm until 7pm at Providence City Hall.

The new bridge will link pedestrians and cyclists from Fox Point and College Hill to the City’s new waterfront parks, the Knowledge District and downtown. Mayor David N. Cicilline kicked off a design competition in September and invited firms to play an important role in shaping the future of Providence’s waterfront.

The Pedestrian River Bridge Design Selection Committee, comprised of local architects, neighborhood residents, representatives from local universities, business owners, RIDOT and the City, chose the following 11 finalists from a pool of 47 firms from around the world:

  • !melk/Balmond Studio/Robert Silman Associates (New York, NY)
  • Endres Ware (Berkeley, CA)
  • H2L2/Arup (Philadelphia, PA)
  • inFORM studio/Buro Happold (New York, NY)
  • La Dallman Architects (Milwaukee, WI)
  • McDowell + Benedetti Architects LLP (London, England)
  • RFR (Paris, France)
  • Rosales + Partners/Schlaich Bergermann and Partner (Boston, MA)
  • Studio Providence, LLC (Providence, RI)
  • William D. Warner Architects and Planners, Ltd. (Exeter, RI)
  • WXY architecture + urban design (New York, NY)

The 11 designs will remain on display on the third floor of Providence City Hall throughout the month of November and can also be viewed online at Flickr beginning Thursday, November 4th. The public is invited to provide written feedback on the designs online at the November 3rd reception as well as online at Flickr. The public’s feedback will be taken into consideration by the selection committee as part of its deliberations.

The wining design, which will be used by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation to construct the new pedestrian bridge, will be announced the last week in November. The pedestrian bridge is slated for completion in 2013.

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