Portal to the Point is a design project initiated to honor the completion of renovations to Pittsburgh’s most visible National Historic Landmark, Point State Park. wHY Architecture is one of five finalists selected to redefine the space beneath the Portal Bridge that leads into 36-acre park.
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Once separated by a freeway, wHY Design’s New Portal uses precise methods of Acupuncture Urbanism to stitch back together the divided halves of the park. Pedestrians seamlessly flow above and below the freeway, creating a dynamic, multi-level gateway generating “celebratory crossroads at the convergence of culture and history.”
Portal to the Point is an Idea Generation Project funded by Colcom Foundation of Pittsburgh and coordinated by SPRINGBOARD Design. Please visit the Pennsylvania Environmental Council for more information.