End of the line JONATHAN FAIR 2013 IIT M.ARCH CANDIDATE
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CONTENTS 2 Project description and case statement 6 Graphic Argument 10 Goals and guiding principles 12 Stake holders 14 Site study and analysis 38 Quantitative parameters 40 Organizational parameters 42 Qualitative parameters 46 Additional case studies 50 Masters Project Proposal 76 References
Project description & Case statement DESCRIPTION This project is an urban intervention focusing on the CTA 95th Street bus and train station within the Roseland neighborhood on the South side of Chicago. The project will aim to improve the availability of amenities, quality of pedestrian access to the facility, and vehicular congestion by revisiting the circulation of buses and pedestrians in addition to re-purposing the use and identity of typical bus/train stations.
CASE STATEMENT This project will be developed because the 95th Street CTA station is the most utilized train/bus terminal in the entire city of Chicago and the Roseland neighborhood, which the station lies in, relies on the transit hub as a direct link to the loop and far North side of the city. In effect, the station serves as a nexus to the surrounding community and has the potential to strengthen the 95th street axis it intersects. The potential for the new station to exist as a safe and thriving service for Chicagoans greatly depends on its ability to redefine and expand its function to cater the surrounding neighborhood.
The 95th Street CTA station serves nearly
20,000 commuters daily
- making it the most utilized station in Chicago Source: City of Chicago Data Portal
Train & Bus Routes from 95th Street Station
95th 95th 98th 100th
nne Vinc e
Avenue C Avenue B
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utilize 95th Street one mile East and West from the 95th CTA station, ranking the street in the
11%of busy roads in the city
Source: City of Chicago Data Portal
32,625 vehicles in 24 hours
As of 2010, there were
Roseland residents -many who utilize the nearby 95th Street CTA station Source: 2010 U.S. Census Report
In June of 2012, Mayor Rahm Emanuel in conjunction with the CTA, announced d the renovation of the 95th Street termimiinal. The redeveloped station will provide de e retail space and other missing amenities es for commuters and residents of the Roseeland neighborhood
How can the redeveloped station revision the public transportation terminal typoll-ogy so that it can be act as a safe, acccessible, transit oriented community hub, b, rather than a chaotic passing point?
THINKING INVESTMENT & DEVELOPMENT
focused on reassigning pedestrian space and vehicular access along the 95th street corridor and around the redeveloped CTA terminal, while developing the framework for private and public investment will yield a vivacious neighborhood with numerous points of interests for residents and visitors. A complete understanding of how high density public transportation terminals can coalesce with their surrounding neighborhoods (both physically and perceptively) in order to mutually benefit one another is essential to the implementation of this proposal.
Existing 95th Street
Rendering of redeveloped CTA terminal concept
Goals and Guiding Principles GOALS NEW USE AND APPLICATION OF TRAIN STATION TYPOLOGY Reinventing the typical use and application of the train/ bus station typology so that it fully integrates its function to its surroundings will provide unavailable qualities and amenities to nearby residents.
ESTABLISH PEDESTRIAN ACCESS AND PERCEPTION OF DISTANCE
Regulating street traffic and the pedestrian zone within heavily congested areas, while developing points of interest along corridors can positively impact the walkability and perception of distance along main thoroughfares.
mesh neighborhood context with station services Currently, the CTA station is physically and perceivably isolated from the Roseland neighborhood. Intertwining the two elements will provide an apparent progression throughout the neighborhood to the central transit hub and amenities along its extents.
GUIDING PRINCIPLES CROWD CONTROL AND ORGANIZING TRAFFIC With nearly 20,000 users per day, the 95th St. CTA station and its surrounding neighborhood must be equipped to mitigate a high mass of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
DESTINATIONS AND USABLE SPACES ALONG 95TH STREET CORRIDOR Creating points of interest and functioning spaces that cater to existing activity will be essential to the future development surrounding the redeveloped 95th street CTA station.
RECOGNIZING POTENTIAL IN VACANCIES AND ABANDONED BUILDINGS
Unused structures and vacancies have the potential to be re-visioned as unique opportunities for spaces that support community interaction and temporary activities. This will also be a critical component for the future development of areas surrounding the redeveloped 95th street CTA station.
Providing missing amenities New programming will respond to amenities and needs currently in demand in the Roseland neighborhood.
PRIMARY STAKE HOLDERS
95th Street station patrons The current users of the 95th Street CTA Station are significant because the redevelopment of the station and surrounding neighborhood will respond to their travelling needs as well as the character of the pedestrian and vehicular environment in route to the station.
Residents of roseland and Neighbors of CTA Station The residents of Roseland are significant to the project because they will be directly affected by the changes taking place along 95th Street. In consequence to the redevelopment, access to spaces may change in addition to building type.
City government and taxpayers The City Government of Chicago and its taxpayers will act as the main financial source of the project. In effect, the considerations and requirements of their representing body must be taken into consideration.
STAKE HOLDER RELATIONSHIP 2
$ Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel
95th Street CTA Patrons
Pastor Gregory Seal Livingston walking the streets of Roseland
Site Study & ANALYSIS In the case of this proposal, the redevelopment is focused on the 95th street CTA terminal. However, in order to determine the validity and unique nature of the 95th Street site, I have proposed two alternate, but similar sites to compare in order to determine if similar attitudes towards CTA train end-stations and their neighborhoods can be applied throughout the city.
ROSELAND: 44,619 residents 2011 STATION ENTRIES: 4,019,996
95th Street CTA Train and Bus Station
The 95th Street CTA station is an endpoint for the Red-line train, CTA, Pace, and Greyhound busses. The 95th street corridor supports a mixed variety of commercial, municipal, and residential structures, but is divided into an Eastern and Western portion by the Dan Ryan Expressway, which acts as a physical boundary to the two extents of the street. In its current state, the 95th Street corridor provides extremely limited pedestrian access and provides very few points of interest throughout its extents.
East Garfield Park: 20,567 Residents 2011 STATION ENTRIES: 1,175,588
The Forest Park Blue-Line Station is the end station for CTAâ€™s Blue-Line train. The elevated train station located in Forest Park is located on the far West side of the city. The station is considerably isolated from commercial buildings, but is located near many single-family residences. Because of its location in a low density area, the station is unlike either stops of the Red-Line train other than its issues with pedestrian access and proximity to a major highway.
Forest Park CTA Blue Line station
Rogers Park: 54,991 Residents 2011 STATION ENTRIES: 2,037,000
The Howard Red-Line Station is the end station opposite the 95th CTA station. Unlike the 95th street station, it receives a considerably smaller amount of daily patrons. The elevated station is surrounded by several major retail buildings and a few well established stores and restaurants. Pedestrian access is limited to this station primarily because the track is elevated and surrounded by vehicle traffic; however, several bus stops are located on nearby streets outside of the elevated train station.
Howard CTA Red-line train stop
Project Site ROSELAND, CHICAGO 95th STREET & Dan Ryan
MARTIN L. KING DRIVE
95th Street existing conditions
MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE
STATE STREET LAND BRIDGE
WENTWORTH AVENUE 19
PARNELL AVENUE 20
RAIL TRACKS AT EGGLESTON AVE.
HALSTED STREET 21
AMENITIES / POINTS OF INTEREST
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Walgreens Carter G. Woodson Regional Library Trinity United Church of Christ McDonaldâ€™s restaurant 95th Street CTA Station
6. Abbott Park Field House 7. Harlan High School (CPS) 8. Chicago State University
5 4 6
1. 2. 3. 4.
95th Street Halsted Street Dan Ryan / I-94 Martin Luther King Blvd.
EXISTING GREEN SPACES
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Euclid Park 6. Chicago State University campus Wendell Smith Park 7. Tuley Park Robichaux Park Turner Drew Language Academy campus Abbott Park
existing 95th st. station The current 95th Street CTA station was originally designed by Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill architects and constructed in the late 1960â€™s. Despite its heavy use, the station has received no major renovations, with the exception of widening the Red-line train platform for safety purposes. In effect, issues such as narrow boarding spaces for busses and no dedicated pedestrian crossings at terminals have become common hazards for the station, that new design proposals seek to resolve.
existing 95th st. station
North Bus Bridge
CTA OfďŹ ce
North Bound Dan Ryan
South Bound Dan Ryan
95th Street 95th Street
No dedicated crossing for pedestrians at bus terminals
Crowded Sidewalks and limited boarding space
CTA ticketing area within pedestrian bridge
CTA Train Turnstiles
Escalators and stairs from platform level to terminal - limited space
artist rendering of redeveloped station
Artist conceptual rendering of redeveloped 95th Street Station entry
Proposed retail area and train terminal entry
Quantitative cASE STUDY Urban redevelopment project at Tainan main station area Designer: Maxthreads Location: Tainan, Taiwan Tainan main station master plan is imagined as a cultural based community and nature intervention, with sustainable residential development and the potential for natural habitat areas. It aims to be a cultural and vibrant edutainment intervention as well as a secluded haven of peace and tranquility. Tainan main station is conceived as a new gateway of Taiwanâ€™s history. The proposal aims to reconcile community and biodiversity. It will act as an eco-transitional urban device, transferring and linking the diversity of the surrounding urban districts and programs. The concept behind the master plan proposal derives from the areaâ€™s original function as transportation node. The proposal will maintain the areas historical identity, whilst providing a boundary free and a self-sufficient urban planning, incorporating a number of sustainable systems.
Art & Culture
Aerial View of Tainan Redevelopment
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Tainan Main Station Redevelopment Master Plan
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Retail area Railway Museum district Outdoor performance area Urban park area Solar energy collection
6. Tainan cultural creative industry park 7. Rainfall water collection pond 8. Ecological park 9. Personal Rapid Transport points 10. Community market
SPACE ALLOCATION BY PROGRAM
Retail park area Public Space
residential art & culture
BUILT STRUCTURE VS. LANDSCAPE
Organizational parameters Existing ORGANIZATION OF 95TH street corridor In general, blocks are organized by land use along 95th street near the CTA station. Commercial and retail structures face the 95th street pedestrian and vehicular traffic, while residential structures occupy the city bocks set back from the busy street.
95th Street from LaSalle Street (West) to State Street (East)
2 for travel Strategy for site organization and Options In general, blocks are organized by land use along 95th street near the CTA station. Commercial and retail structures face the 95th street pedestrian and vehicular traffic, while residential structures occupy the city bocks set back from the busy street. TRANSIT
MODE OF ARRIVAL
WALK RELIABILITY FATIGUE / HANDICAP EXERCISE
IMAGERY POINTS OF INTEREST
LAND USE OF END NODE
NOISE Intensity along 95th street Existing condition
Source: City of Chicago Data Portal
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RETAIL A /RE RESID SI ENT TIAL
95TH STREET ET
SMA SM MALL MA L RET LL ETAIL ET TA
11 PM 10 PM 9 PM 8 PM 7 PM 6 PM 5 PM 4 PM 3 PM 2 PM 1 PM 12 PM 11 AM 10 AM 9 AM 8 AM 7 AM 6 AM 5 AM 4 AM 3 AM 2 AM 1 AM 12 AM
MIX IXED ED USE
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Qualitative Case study "Urban Lounge" Streetscape intervention
Architect: Carlos Msrtinez Location: St. Gallen, Switzerland In the effort to reduce the chaos of vehicular and pedestrian traffic that was the result of leftover space from existing office buildings, a competition was held to re-design the streetscape. The winning entry aimed to develop an open-air, indoor room that incorporated the indoor activities of civilians with scaled down, controlled vehicular traffic. The resulting typology was labeled the â€œurban lounge.â€? The entire surface is made of rubber, with sculptures for sitting and waterworks. The red rubber surface of the space extends out into the surrounding city as a way finding element for pedestrians unaware of the nearby streetscape intervention.
Urban Lounge pedestrian domain with vehicular access
Streetscape water feature and seating sculpture
Cafe outdoor seating seamlessly exists with vehicular traffic
additional Case studies St. Louis gateway transportation center
Architect: Adrian Luchini, Jacobs Facilities Inc, and Michael E. Kennedy Assoc. Location: St. Louis, Missouri, USA The St. Louis Gateway Transportation Center is situated in an area of heavy traffic on two different sides of an elevated highway. The building gives excellent views to the city, while supporting multiple modes of transportation including Amtrak trains and Greyhound busses. The center solves the issue of utilizing portions of a preexisting urban site which was isolated by heavy vehicular traffic. By designing a very visible entry terrace and pedestrian skywalks that seamlessly take pedestrians between busses and trains, the station is both accessible and comfortable to be in.
Transportation Center Building Plan
Transportation Center Amtrak train hub
Harper Court & Hyde Park 53rd Street 2 Redevelopment
Developer: Harper Court LLC. Location: Hyde Park, Chicago, IL, USA The Hyde Park community in addition to several developers, such as Harper Court LLC. are planning a series of renovations and developments to introduce new retail and multipurpose facilities along 53rd Street. In effect, 53rd street is slated to physically expand both pedestrian space as well as vehicle space. The goal of the redevelopment is to create a prominent destination on the south-side of the city as well as a gateway to the University of Chicago campus (the University has partnered with the initiative) and community. The redevelopment broke ground in the summer of 2011 and is slated for completion in the summer of 2013. Despite its incompletion, the initiative has already managed to attract over ten major retail chains, restaurants, and other private enterprises.
53rd Street frontage of redevelopment
Proposed Hyatt Hotel in Hyde Park
Proposed 53rd Street Harper Court Facility
Urban redevelopment in nantes saupin
Architec/Planner: French Global Project (FGP) Location: Quai Malakoff, Nantes, France This project’s site was unique in that it is the size of a large city block. The project site was originally occupied by a soccer stadium prior to redeveloping the space to include office space, residential dwellings, in addition to academic and visiting research spaces..The stadium is a cultural and historic landmark to the city and in effect was left untouched and incorporated into the redevelopment scheme. The resulting design provides three high-rise structures that surround the lawn of the soccer field, creating an urban condition within the space. This architectural decision to accumulate, superpose and mix all the programmes and volumes around the stadium lawn creates a hybrid project, between an urban design approach and the revelation of a new architecture that can be considered as a “super building.”
High-rise facade system
View of redevelopment from Saint Felix Canal
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Redevelopment Site Plan
Library Research Institute Site programming section
Residence Services Apartments
Restaurants Science Institute
Institut des Etudes Avancees Residential Services Parking Building Residential Dwellings Tribunes Green park
Conference Space Lounge
View to preserved soccer field
End of the line 95TH STREET CTA STATION PROPOSAL JONATHAN FAIR - 2013 M.ARCH CANDIDATE; M. FELSEN
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TYPICAL ROUTE 4:30 AM - 12:00 AM 353, 395, 352, 381, 359, 108, 29, 95W, 95E, 119, 103, 106, 111, 115, 112
BUS ROUTE INFORMATION 52
24 HOUR ROUTE 34 Michigan
MORNING ONLY ROUTE (6-9 am) 100 Jeffery Express
OWL ROUTES N9 Ashland and N5 South Shore
GREYHOUND BUS (8-12 am) Interstate Bus travel
BUS ROUTE PATHS
352 395 381
34 103 106 119
I-94 SOUTH BOUND
I-94 NORTH BOUND
BUS PATH OF TRAVEL IN2 STATION
NORTH BOUND BUS
NORTH BOUND BUS
(ONE WAY NORTH)
(ONE WAY SOUTH)
95th STREET BRIDGE
down to train
2 Bus paths and entry to train platform To address the issue of congested bus drop off points and no dedicated pedestrian crossing space, a new strategy was implemented to deal with bus circulation. In the proposal, a passing lane and drop off lane are used to eliminate pedestrian traffic throughout bus paths. This way, pedestrians are dropped off from buses directly outside of the main terminal through designated pull in points for buses. In the event that all pull in points for buses are occupied while unboarding, a waiting area for buses exists between the passing and drop off lane, so that buses may wait clear of any traffic for the next available drop off point to become available. In addition to this, the method of entry to the train platform has been changed from stairs to a large ramp to better handle large moving crowds of CTA patrons.
Development of ground floor The form of the ground floor of the CTA terminal building was largely determined by the motion of busses moving from the waiting areas to the drop-off lanes of the station. This â€œforceâ€? provided by the bus motion on each side of the structure is responsible for the asymmetric form; however, it provided the added benefit of creating large outdoor waiting spaces for patrons waiting on buses.
2 bus path influence on building form The general path of buses moving from the west side of the site to the east, gave way to the initial form of the second floor. Because the function of the buses are critical to the overall terminal, specific effort was made to encapsulate the domain of the buses below. The resulting form provided reaching cantilevers that unified the two elevations.
development of second floor The second floor is equipped to serve as a prototypical space which will cater to the surrounding communityâ€™s needs, while challenging the traditional use of spaces within a transportation hub. For that reason, a large portion of the second floor space exists as an open floor plan with movable partition walls. Ideally, community events, town hall meetings, and other various activities will take advantage of the entire terminals ease of access, transferability, and flexibility.
Second floor structural2 system In order to accommodate the long spans and cantilevers that the second floor space demands, a space frame/ three way truss system was implemented. With this structural system the necessary virtual depth needed to span and cantilever the designed lengths was achieved, while avoiding large structural members that would entirely block spaces above and below. Rather than extending the floor to ceiling height and hiding the structural system, the structural system is expressed as a key space maker for the second floor spaces.
Development of roof deck To further challenge the use and function of transit hubs and to provide a new amenity to the immediate neighborhood, a green roof deck is proposed for the new terminal. The green roof will boast a combination of both intensive and extensive vegetation that will be structurally supported by space frame and a secondary structure below. Aside from a positive environmental impact, the green roof deck will provide a myriad of activities and potential events that are otherwise unavailable near this area of the city.
Greyhound bus lounge
foodcourt kitchen market place/ food court
bike storage/ repair shop
ground floor 62
view from east looking north west
VIEW WITHIN FOOD COURT & MARKET 63
entry to roof deck
flexible town hall/ event space
SECOND floor 64
flexible event space example 1
flexible event space example 2 65
view from second floor
1 entry/exit to 2nd floor
extensive vegetation 2
community growing garden
1 intensive vegetation grove
viewing deck seating
THIRD floor 68
winter plant conservatory winter/holiday open market sledding, snowshoeing harvest collection observation deck
wild vegetation preserve harvest collection outdoor event/rentable space outdoor market space observation deck seasonal blooming art installation sculpture garden seating lawn
SPRING wild vegetation preserve growing garden outdoor event/rentable space outdoor market space observation deck seasonal blooming art installation sculpture garden seating lawn bird wildlife preserve
wild vegetation preserve growing garden outdoor event/rentable space outdoor market space observation deck seasonal blooming art installation sculpture garden seating lawn bird wildlife preserve
seasonal use of roof deck space
intensive vegetation and growing garden 69
VIEW FROM DAN RYAN EXPRESSWAY 74
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