I really enjoyed the latest article posted on American Dirt regarding the interaction of buildings with the canal downtown, so I wanted to give everyone another chance to go check out the new site.
The canal offers Indianapolis a great opportunity, but it has fallen short of the great public space that San Antonio’s River Walk contributes to the city. We need the city to follow through on the promise of this space, it could be really special.
Connectivity, relationship, and transitional elements should be part of the solution. However, judging from the way that the city of Indianapolis cut off the river from downtown by building enormous municipal buildings set well back from the street with parking lots the size of a city block separating the river from downtown, I don’t know if the city even knows how to address the issue effectively. Maybe this is their chance to get things right.