Trinity River Cascade

TRINITY RIVER CASCADE “Trinity River Cascade” draws upon the region’s natural limestone formations, Fort Worth’s Art Deco tradition, the surrounding Fort Worth Cultural District, and the Southwest Parkway’s established design aesthetic. Located at the intersection of a parkway underpass and the river, the environmental artwork is an “urban grotto.” It connects people to the flows of both the parkway and river with light works, stacked terraces, overlooks, cascades, and a bridge/dam. By drawing people out of their cars, it offers an opportunity to slow down and experience this unique intersection of parkway and river. PROJECT CREDITS:
Lorna Jordan, Concept and Design Team Leader
With Winterbottom Design Commissioned by the Fort Worth Arts Commission in cooperation with the North Texas Tollway Authority and the Texas Department of Transportation

Illustrative Plan

“Trinity River Cascade” is an environmental artwork that is activated with an experience of flows—water, light, vehicular, and pedestrian. This plan shows cascades that cleanse and aerate river water; a weir that provides a pedestrian crossing; terraced banks that provide multiple river access points; and, light artworks that respond to the movement of people, water, and vehicles. “Trinity River Cascade” draws upon the region’s natural limestone formations, Fort Worth’s Art Deco tradition, the surrounding Fort Worth Cultural District, and the Southwest Parkway’s established design aesthetic. Located at the intersection of a parkway underpass and the river, the environmental artwork is an “urban grotto.” It connects people to the flows of both the parkway and river with light works, stacked terraces, overlooks, cascades, and a bridge/dam. By drawing people out of their cars, it offers an opportunity to slow down and experience this unique intersection of parkway and river.

Illustrative view

“Trinity River Cascade” is an environmental artwork that is activated with an experience of flows—water, light, vehicular, and pedestrian. This image shows cascades that cleanse and aerate river water; a weir that provides a pedestrian crossing; and, terraced banks that provide multiple river access points. “Trinity River Cascade” draws upon the region’s natural limestone formations, Fort Worth’s Art Deco tradition, the surrounding Fort Worth Cultural District, and the Southwest Parkway’s established design aesthetic. Located at the intersection of a parkway underpass and the river, the environmental artwork is an “urban grotto.” It connects people to the flows of both the parkway and river with light works, stacked terraces, overlooks, cascades, and a bridge/dam. By drawing people out of their cars, it offers an opportunity to slow down and experience this unique intersection of parkway and river.

Computer rendering showing night view

“Trinity River Cascade” is an environmental artwork that is activated with an experience of flows—water, light, vehicular, and pedestrian. This nighttime view of “Trinity River Cascade” shows light artworks that respond to the movement of people, water, and vehicles. “Trinity River Cascade” draws upon the region’s natural limestone formations, Fort Worth’s Art Deco tradition, the surrounding Fort Worth Cultural District, and the Southwest Parkway’s established design aesthetic. Located at the intersection of a parkway underpass and the river, the environmental artwork is an “urban grotto.” It connects people to the flows of both the parkway and river with light works, stacked terraces, overlooks, cascades, and a bridge/dam. By drawing people out of their cars, it offers an opportunity to slow down and experience this unique intersection of parkway and river.

Project Credits

TRINITY RIVER CASCADE “Trinity River Cascade” draws upon the region’s natural limestone formations, Fort Worth’s Art Deco tradition, the surrounding Fort Worth Cultural District, and the Southwest Parkway’s established design aesthetic. Located at the intersection of a parkway underpass and the river, the environmental artwork is an “urban grotto.” It connects people to the flows of both the parkway and river with light works, stacked terraces, overlooks, cascades, and a bridge/dam. By drawing people out of their cars, it offers an opportunity to slow down and experience this unique intersection of parkway and river.