Chicago has a character that is uniquely identifiable to the world. The city has a visible and tangible dichotomy between the natural and urban infrastructure – and the city’s rich sense of art, architecture and engineering provide the perfect connective tissue to bring these unique systems together. Rather than inject new elements of construction, The Chicago WHITELINE framework plan proposes to connect the existing natural and urban infrastructures through a fully responsive and interactive lighting concept.
The day provides a realization of the tangible; what Chicago has achieved. The night provides a canvas for the ethereal; what Chicago can become. Inherent to this interplay, the transition between day and night becomes an ephemeral moment where the sun vanishes and the dreams begin. This moment provides the framework for inspiration, for creativity, and for vision. It is the future of Chicago.