Bral Spight, chief of staff for the Public Building Commission of Chicago (second from left), accepts a Project of the Year Award for Millennium Park from Joel Koenig, Chicago chapter president of the American Public Works Association along with Michael P. Hannemann and Andre Witschi, both representatives of McDonough Associates, who served as project engineers.
The honor was presented in the category of structures over $10 million.
Located on Michigan Avenue between Randolph and Monroe Streets, the 24.5 acre Millennium Park was unveiled last July. By redeveloping the northwest corner of Grant Park, unsightly railroad tracks and parking lots were transformed into a world-class center for art, music, architecture and landscape design.
All award recipients are now eligible for national awards consideration. The American Public Works Association is a not-for-profit, international organization of more than 27,000 members involved in the field of public works.
The PBC manages construction and renovation projects for the City of Chicago and its sister agencies. Mayor Richard M. Daley serves as the PBC’s chairman. Additional information about the PBC and its projects is available at the agency’s Web site: pbcchicago.com.