River Talk

"Ideas," "River" and a Really Good Graphic

We'll continue coverage of the Minneapolis Riverfront Design Initiative (as the former Design Competition is being renamed with the move into its next phase) as long as there's news of substance.  Which there promises to be for quite some time yet.

Yesterday's Minneapolis Star Tribune carried a nice recap/analysis of how the principals at TLS/KVA, began to see the river in their visits prior to the development of "Riverfirst," their winning design.  The article is well worth a look for insights into how top-flight designers approach a project as large and complex as this one.

And there's also the graphic, which conveys a great deal of insight and information simply and clearly.  A great example, even for "Designers 101."

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