it takes a village (or a very large city)...


We believe that our design is perfectly suited to its time and place in the world. Each day's news validates our belief in this. 

Since early this year NWD has been communicating with city officials seeking permission to deploy our art installation. As this is a unique installation there is no template to look at (for us or the city) in getting to approval. Various departments have been involved in these communications; office of special events, the police marine unit, Chicago Department of Transportation, the Coast Guard, the municipal legal department, the Department of Buildings and the alderman's office. As with any municipality these folks handle many tasks, so the going has been slow. We will know whether our project will move forward in 2017 within the next few days. Please stay tuned.