May 23, 2005

Visit Chicago and Roll Into Millenium Park


Architect Uhlir on a roll: Paralyzed vets honor barrier-free design of Millennium fountain

Hal Dardick, Chicago Tribune
Published May 22, 2005

DOWNTOWN -- At the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park, where there are no raised edges or deep water, people in wheelchairs can roll right into the reflecting pool and frolic at will.

For that touch and others that combine design with full access to all, the Paralyzed Veterans of America gave architect Ed Uhlir, the park's design director, the 2005 Barrier-Free America Award.

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Posted by rollingrains at May 23, 2005 05:53 AM