The Jane Addams Memorial Park, located in Chicago, Illinois, is a part of the multi-year Navy Pier and Lakefront Trail improvement project. Jane Addams was a significant social reformer in the Chicago area and Nobel Peace Prize winner. The park is named to memorialize her many accomplishments, including her work in favor of women’s rights. As part of these improvements, access to public space and this park, in particular, was opened up, by way of extending or adding a dedicated bike and pedestrian path. The city recognized that this would provide a safer and scenic alternative to the existing congested intersections. The improvements also included stairs and ground level entrance and exit points for easy access.
Ronstan Tensile Architecture was pleased to contribute the stainless steel cables and end fittings, as well as our consultation, on the railing balustrade for the Jane Addams Park walkway access. The 3/8″ diameter stainless steel cable balustrade is our product ACS2-SSM12 with turnbuckles on both ends for maximum adjustment on site. The design of the cable railing system allows the required railing protection but also keeps the view and visibility open and matches the surrounding cityscape.