motion Pittsburgh has seen many incarnations of itself--from a fortress against oppression, to a capital for industrial power, to a model of rebirth and innovation. This transitioning is no doubt due to the energy of the city and ability to constantly move forward, even during troubling times. This motion of innovation is mirrored physically by the constant motion of rivers. My design proposal creates a physical entity of movement on land that creates opportunity to be used in a near infinite number of ways by anyone within the city. The ever-expanding object would continue the path made by the Great Allegheny Passage and connect it with Point State Park. There would be a primary path that would guide travelers of the GAP, but there would also be the opportunity for branches of secondary and tertiary paths so that residents and travelers alike would be able to explore the magnificence of the city. While an evolution of form and materials would be planned to exemplify the growth of Pittsburgh, there would be no specified form or materials designated to the object, allowing people to create their own paths to share with the city.
The object will not add any new â€˜placeâ€™ to the city, but rather add opportunity for interaction and creation.
A series of studies in movement and place.