Design proposal for an urban freight network in Chicago, 2012

Team: Clare Lyster with Joanna Nika

A speculative proposal for downtown Chicago that re-uses an old vacated subterranean tunnel network as a new freight distribution system in the city. Extended to Fed Ex and UPS distribution centers, packages for businesses and residences are sent through the tunnels for pick up (and drop off) at newly proposed freight stations located at ½ mile intervals. The proposal illustrates how global and local networks revitalize urban form in the contemporary city.

Clare Lyster Urbanism and Architecture (CLUAA) 2023 — Chicago, Illinois