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Allegheny Riverfront along Fort Duquesne Boulevard between Eleventh and Ninth Streets

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Landscape Architecture, Permanent



Convention Center Riverfront Plaza

2011


Laquatra Bonci Associates, Landscape Architects and Lorna Jordan, Artist



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Commissioning Entity Sports and Exhibition Authority
Owner Sports and Exhibition Authority
ADA Services The Riverfront Plaza is accessed by a ramp underneath the Convention Center, through the center.

This section of Three Rivers Park connects the Strip District neighborhood to Downtown. Boat docks and seating areas are available for public use. The design features native plants that are common along Pittsburgh’s rivers and provides habitats for fish and other wildlife under the pedestrian platform. The concept for the platform pavement pattern was developed by Lorna Jordan.

Lorna Jordan is an environmental artist working out of Seattle. 

According to Jordan's website, lornajordan.com: "Lorna's projects are more than objects in space. They are ideas, places, and actions. They awaken the senses, tap into imaginations, enhance ecosystems, reveal natural processes, connect people to systems, and create strong identities. Communities are engaged, not as spectators, but as participants."