Mayor Daley dedicated the plaza on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2005 to throngs of people. The project was favorably reviewed by Blair Kamin in the Sunday Chicago Tribune (June 24, 2007). It won the 2007 ACEC Engineering Excellence Merit Award, an Illinois AIA Award and the 2008 Illinois Chapter ASLA Honor Award. The success of Wabash Plaza lead to the development of the Chicago Riverwalk from Michigan Avenue to Lake Street.
Client: Chicago Department of Transportation; Architect: Ross Barney + Jankowski; Planning: DLK Architecture Inc; Engineers: K-Plus Engineering Ltd; Design Engineers: Collins Engineers Inc; Constulting Engineers: Shah Engineering