Riverlife’s #tbd project receives ULI Award of Excellence

By October 16, 2015Blog

“Best Visual Place” awarded to mural project under Fort Duquesne Bridge

Riverlife is honored to receive the 2015 Award for Excellence: Visual Placefrom the Urban Land Institute Pittsburgh Placemaking Awards for our project ‪#‎tbd‬ under the Fort Duquesne Bridge!

The #tbd project features a 750-foot mural by artist Kim Beck which came to life over the summer with the help of over 150 volunteers, activating a dead zone under the bridge between Point State Park and the Cultural District riverfront park. The silhouettes of weeds introduced a striking visual element to this stretch of urban waterfront, and the ULI award recognizes it as “a place that best demonstrates iconic beauty through exemplary design.”

Yesterday’s awards luncheon was a great day of recognition for Pittsburgh’s riverfronts all around. Congratulations to Friends of the Riverfront for receiving the Award of Excellence: Healthy Place for the Three Rivers Heritage Trail!

Check out a short video of the Riverlife #tbd mural at our Facebook page. Video by Bill Casteel, courtesy of ULI Pittsburgh.

Top image: Riverlife’s Addy Smith-Reiman, Jay Sukernek, Vivien Li and artist Kim Beck with the award