Originally published on American City and County Website, Dec 2014
Landscape architects rely on InsulFoam GF EPS geofoam to form hills and contours on top of downtown parking garage.
Construction crews in Chicago have built a signature outdoor space in the middle of the Windy City’s downtown. The 20-acre Maggie Daley Park on the Lake Michigan shoreline provides residents and visitors with space to relax and play year-round. The Chicago Park District operates and manages the park.
One challenge facing the project’s landscape architects was how to construct hills and landscape contours throughout the space, including on top of the East Monroe Street Parking Garage, which lies underneath the park. Soil would be the typical choice, but would have been too heavy for the garage to support.
Read more on American City and County on the recent news on Chicago’s Maggie Daley Park
More news coverage on Chicago’s Maggie Daley Park: