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Chicago city is placing next to the Michigan Lake. This water access and Chicago River provided proper means of transit for this city especially before developments of rail roads and roads. This opportunity made this city one of the largest and wealthiest cities in North America. This means that history of Chicago has been tied to the history of nautical developments. The final project is to design a proper maritime museum for the city of Chicago.

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The site is placed next to the Chicago River, between Cermak corridor and Canal St. The site connects to major district in the corridor; China Town and Pilsen. The development should enhance the connectivity of these two districts while activating the riverfront of Chicago River. The museum is consist of 105,000 sqft of exhibition spaces, educational and restaurants and required supporting programs of a museum.

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Project Credits

Project name : Chicago  Maritime  Museum
University : University of UTAH  , School  of Architecture and Planning
Final master project
Adviser:  Jorg  Ruegemer
Student:  Massih Nilforoushan

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