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Bloomingdale Viaduct

Chicago, Illinois

The existing railroad viaduct along Bloomingdale Avenue in Chicago is to be converted into an elevated bicycle/jogging path. A small retail structure was to be designed that compliments the new function of the viaduct, as well as to provide a transition between the viaduct and street levels.

A bicycle shop occupies the ground floor, with a small cafe overlooking from above. Open stairs and an elevator join the two levels, and a pedestrian bridge spans Bloomingdale Avenue to connect the upper level of the structure with the viaduct. A sweeping roof visually unifies all elements of the project.

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Site Photo
East Elevation
Lower Level Plan
Upper Level Plan
Model Photos


Third Year Design Studio
Fall 1999
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Architecture and the Arts
Studio Critic Kenneth Schroeder