The Grand Lattice viewing decks offer an opportunity for a new type of public space at the intersection of city and lake, park and highway.


A stair at each median of Lake Shore Drive brings pedestrians up above the underpass to look out over the lake and the city.


A series of viewing decks along Lake Shore Drive serve as pedestrian gateways that bridge together Lake Michigan and the City of Chicago.


The viewing deck structures take on the fundamental, bare bones of steel-frame construction without the need of a facade. As seen from Lake Shore Drive, the lattice structures serve as successive landmarks for the underpasses below.