Get the Inside Story of Tilikum Crossing, Portland's Newest Urban Icon

Three designers delve into the creation of the car-free bridge.

By Randy Gragg April 27, 2015

Photo courtesy Flickr user DearEdward

The University of Oregon’s John Yeon Center’s Spring Lecture Series, “City Beautiful: Landscape + Infrastructure,” continues with a look at Portland’s most recent success—the newest in its collection of bridges, the Tilikum Crossing. In “The Spirit of Details,” the three principal designers of TriMet’s new car-free bridge will illuminate the design process that created this distinct new landmark for the city.

Later in May, the innovative sculptor and public artist Michael Singer offers a look at his three decades of shaping infrastructure projects into bold newlandscapes with “Reimagining Beauty: Creating Living Public Space.

A conversation with the architect and engineers of Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People—The Spirit of Details

  • Thursday, May 7
  • Collaborative Life Sciences Building, OHSU—2730 SW Moody Avenue
  • 6:30 pm; reception 8 pm
  • Admission: free

A conversation with artist and landscape designer Michael Singer—Reimagining Beauty: Creating Living Public Space

  • Monday, May 18
  • Portland Art Museum, Miller Ballroom
  • 6:30 pm
  • Admission: $10/$5 students

The University of Oregon’s John Yeon Center is devoted to inspiring rigorous thinking and public dialogue about architecture, urban design, and landscape through public discussions and with the preservation and programming of the Watzek House, The Shire, and the Cottrell House, three historic properties designed by the visionary designer and conservationist, John Yeon.

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