Rotary Gateway Master PlanIndianapolis, Indiana
As a precedent for monumental gateways, Browning Day proposed an entrance to the city that stretches the imagination, yet is within the reach of benevolent support by a public/private partnership. This gateway solution majestically greets Indianapolis’ visitors through diverse means; meadow embraces a new Martin Luther King, Jr. and West Street off ramp revealing views of beautiful parkland and a rejuvenated canal. Along the expanded canal, a divided MLK Jr. Street adds value to adjacent neighborhoods, eases traffic and pedestrian circulation while way finding infuses activity to adjacent cultural districts, attractions and trails. A new canal enhancement expands the strategy in recent technology park plans by visually and physically linking 11th Street to 16th Street along the historic canal axis by promoting life-sciences development. Along the canal, the plan calls for parking, a visitor center and the sculpture ‘Triumph’. At a gleaming 120’ tall, ‘Triumph’ delivers on an iconic, accessible and memorable scale along the canal and becomes a metaphorical gateway. ‘Triumph’ is created to be a living force for the human spirit and public good reflecting the history, culture, vision, and future of life in the City of Indianapolis.