Navy Pier Wave Wall’s Urban Design & Structures Photography

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Navy Pier wave wall

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wave wall stairs Navy Pier


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Navy Pier Chicago

Navy Pier Chicago


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wave stair wall Navy Pier

MILLER+MILLER Architectural Photography photographs the Navy Pier Wave Wall and Urban Design & Structures Photography showcasing the urban design materials, systems infrastructure and architecture design of the recently redesigned, downtown Chicago popular tourist attraction.  Our photography focused on capturing the Navy Pier wave stair wall’s modern design which utilizes our client’s application of commercial and industrial paint coatings finishes. 

Navy Pier’s dynamic lakefront location has been a part of Chicago’s history since 1916.  As Chicago urban design and architectural photographers, we appreciate the benefit of often learning early about finishing of construction, photographing just built skyscrapers, buildings, new construction, and unique architect projects annually; such as quoting photos of Chicago’s newest Navy Pier “Wave Stair Wall” right after completion.  

Our client’s marketing contact inquired to us about her company’s infrastructure construction marketing portfolio photo needs and photography the company’s latest urban design architectural project at Chicago Navy Pier.  Looking for Chicago photographer to photograph several angles and appearances of the Urban Design & Structures featuring the company’s architectural and industrial coatings for the wood & steel architectural materials around the finished site.  The architect designed and client’s finishing coatings are visible within the wave stair wall, railings and benches around the staircase of the pier, providing a premier coating for high performance architectural and industrial applications using a Fluoronar finish.  Photography included a variety of angles and detailed pictures of the sites that utilized architectural steel and metal primer and topcoat final coatings.   A few wide shots included the skyline to the west, with Loews Hotel Tower, Trump, 474 North Lake Shore Drive, & Lake Point Tower skyscrapers visible in the background of the pier images.  

The Navy Pier pierscape renovation is a small part of the plan for Chicago’s historic Navy Pier redesign called The Centennial Vision. Navy Pier celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016.  The first of multiple phases of construction design at Navy Pier included architect and construction company’s development of new architectural structures – Wave Wall, Info Tower, Lake Pavilions, and Kiosks Kiosks with stainless steel canopies and a towering glass and chrome sculpture are among the recent enhancements made now spanning the newly redesigned pierscape in Chicago on the Navy Pier’s South Dock and the Polk Bros. Fountain. The pierscape urban architecture and landscape design project was led by New York based James Corner Field Operations team in the design of the contemporary “pierscape” that will renew the popular destination’s experience and connection to the water.  “Re-imagined as a green spine that extends from Lake Michigan back into the city, the Pier’s South Dock anchors a series of thematic rooms filled with engaging social spaces, contemporary architecture, stunning water features, atmospheric lighting, amusements, and seasonal plantings.  The new South Dock and adjoining Polk Brothers Park, as well as the upcoming East End Park, Crystal Garden and other public spaces, will make Navy Pier not only a world-class icon, but also a center of activity and culture that is reflective of an authentic, contemporary Chicago identity.”

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Navy Pier Chicago wave wall

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commercial landscape design construction photographer Chicago


The Chicago’s Navy Pier is Illinois’ most popular tourist attraction. The pierscape’s redesign connects the vibrant social and recreational space redesigned to help connect the pier back to the city.  Field Operations  plans for the architecture of Pierscape to be organized into two categories and scales: large singular structures that merge buildings with landscape and smaller objects that punctuate the pier and frame new views towards Lake Michigan. As the architects on the team, nARCHITECTS collaborated on the overall plan and designed structures that enhance Chicagoans’ connection to the lake by framing, integrating or reflecting the natural environment.  

As the centerpiece of the South Dock Promenade, the Wave Wall is a louvered façade that morphs into a grand stair, inspired by the Spanish Steps in Rome at Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti.  It connects the South Dock to an upper level amusement park in one continuous and dramatic social space with south facing views of Lake Michigan.  As the steps rise and transition into louvers, they reveal access to 30,000 square feet of retail spaces below.  The Wave Wall Staircase steps serve not only as a traditional staircase purpose leading upwards from the lakefront up to the Centennial Wheel Navy Pier Chicago, but also dual use as seating for the throughout the Summer, twice a week Navy Pier Firework’s show where many onlookers sit to watch fireworks lighting the sky over Lake Michigan.  

Chicago Navy Pier Wave Wall Stairs
Location: Chicago, IL
Construction of 3,000 ft-long pier redesign and The South Dock and Polk Plaza Navy Pier Project was completed in 2016.

1st Prize, International Competition, with James Corner Field Operations, Team Leader.
Awards: 1st Prize, International Competition; Architizer A+ Awards, Finalist, Mixed-Use Commercial. 

Architizer A+ Awards, 2017 Finalist, Architecture + Sustainability: Navy Pier South Dock and Polk Bros. Fountain.
ASLA-NY Honor 2017 Award: Navy Pier South Dock and Polk Bros. Plaza.
Chicago Design Awards, 2017 Gold Winner, Architecture Mixed-Use: Navy Pier.
Offshore – Rooftop Bar at Navy Pier is a 2019 ALA Merit Winner.
2019 Merit Award for Navy Pier from PA-DE ASLA Chapter.
Navy Pier Phase 1 opened in May 2016 and is the first project to achieve Gold certification under the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) v2 rating system.

Chicago Navy Pier Wave Wall Project Collaborators:  
Design Architect and Architect of Record for the Wave Wall, Kiosks, Pavilions, and Info Tower by nARCHITECTS.

Interior Architecture for Wave Wall by Gensler Architects.  
Project Lead, Prime and Lead Landscape Architect, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design by James Corner Field Operations.  
Local Architectural Consultant: Epstein Global.
Structural Engineering: Buro Happold.
MEP & Civil Engineering: Primera Engineering.
Soils and Irrigation: Jeffrey Bruce and Company.
Local Landscape Architect: Terry Guen Design Associates.
Water Feature Design: Fluidity Design Consultants
Green Wall and Botanical Specialist: Patrick Blanc.
Grass Specialist: John Greenlee & Associates.
Event Planning: Chris Wangro
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Envelope Consultant: Simpson Gumpertz Heger.
Architectural Commercial and Industrial Painting Coatings & Finishing: Tnemec
 
Lighting Design: L’Observatoire International.  
Graphic Design, Signage and Wayfinding: Pentagram
Industrial Design: Billings Jackson Design.
Traffic Engineering: Kimley-Horn.
Sustainability Consulting: RE:Vision
Collaborators Phase 2: Architect of Record: Gensler.  Structural: Thornton Tomasetti. MEP Engineering: ESD Global, Code: d’Escoto, Inc.

Contact MILLER+MILLER to discuss your project.  Visit our Portfolio section for a variety of image examples – and – click below for two featured projects: The Chicago Skyway or Crescent Dunes Solar both examples of unique, architectural structures photo projects.

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Chicago skyway toll bridge

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Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project

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Detroit Interior Photography

Detroit interior photography

Detroit interior photography

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Detroit interior architecture photography

Miller + Miller Architectural Photography is a Detroit Interior Photography company who photographs a grand array of types of real estate and interiors.  We photograph properties from the inside out. (This post features a few recent interior photography of rooms. But keep in mind, M+M are exterior photographers and aerial drone photographers too.)  Examples of past interior real estate clients are in new construction, property management, architecture, design, creative, hospitality, education, medical, residential development, corporate portfolio managers, and commercial real estate marketing.  

Photographing properties in Michigan and Detroit, our interior property photography has focused on creative, historic, corporate and office design photos of rooms providing images for our client’s marketing and advertising portfolio.  Experienced commercial photographers, we have experience photographing architecture and real estate properties for more than 10 years working with interiors construction companies, designers and with an architect who is building a company’s brand and developing a project portfolio for marketing and advertising purposes. 

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Miller + Miller is a Detroit interior photography company who can provide empty architectural focused room photographs or cater the shoot to capture interior photography with people, employees, guests, patients, residents, or students moving within the images to help illustrate the workplace or room’s use and lifestyle.  Architectural focused images have a focus strictly on the empty architecture with room photography showcasing the interior design and the design firm or architect’s use of the space and elements within the room.  

Recently, new technology-initiated offices designs now have employees and people connected with each other technologically.  Many new construction, offices renovations, and corporate real estate projects we capture photography at have incorporate room designs with connectivity, both in a digital and physical sense. Interior photos that incorporate people within the photos help to illustrate this connection of the design within each of the interior’s spaces. Today’s corporate interior renovations are designed with a renovated, more open-plan, and collaboration-friendly workspaces replacing a corporate layout of narrow hallways and high cubicle walls of the past. Many newly built offices and interiors also incorporate behind the wall infrastructure and updated wireless capabilities allowing employees to connect quickly with each other, clients, and the World instantly.

Currently according to Curbed, there are 12 developments are set to transform Detroit. We are keeping our eye on the progress of Detroit Midtown’s new Two Skyscrapers Development called the Mid an exciting new development and the largest in Detroit since the 1920’s. Are you and architect or builder who is looking to submit award-winning photos for an architectural design award? Let’s discuss your entry. Consider submitting into the AIA Detroit 2018 design awards.

Since 2006, our husband and wife team of photographers shoots to provide incredible marketing images, magazine published, and award-winning interior photography.  A photography company serving clients Nationwide, in Chicago, the Midwest, in Michigan and Detroit. From corporate, commercial, offices, universities, colleges, museums, non-profit organizations, hotels, hospitality, medical hospitals, developments, multi-family, apartments, automotive dealer renovation, multi-use, retail, real estate marketing, and other aspects of interior property with a focus on architecture, design, and room interiors. 

View additional photos within our site’s Portfolio link.  Contact us! We look forward to you contacting us to discuss your company and organization’s marketing Detroit Architectural Photography needs.  

Michigan Detroit Recent Development News: Ford Motor Company has announced a Dearborn Campus Transformation. Ford Motor Company will transform its more than 60-year old Dearborn facilities to collocate 30,000 employees from 70 buildings into primarily two campus locations over a 10-year period. We are looking forward to following the updates taking place at the Ford Auto Company campus and photographing interior and exterior of the renovated auto company’s corporate campus and business offices. | Ford’s 10-Year Plan Includes Transforming Its Headquarters Into A High-Tech Campus | Read in the Detroit News, Ford unveils 10-year plan to transform Dearborn campus | Quinn Evans Architects and Christman Brinker Contractors form Corktown Transformation Joint Venture chosen for renovation of 104-year-old Michigan Central Station train depot in Corktown. From historic preservation, to renovations and new construction, contact us for photos of your property’s real estate updates.


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Miller + Miller Photography are Detroit architectural photographers who produce high-quality photos & marketing photography for all types of real estate, residential, commercial, and architecture Downtown Detroit, in the Greater Detroit Metro region, and throughout the state of Michigan. Since 2006, our architectural photography company, husband-wife team provides architectural photography, exteriors, and interior photography for clients in the Midwest.  Architectural Photographers who’s list of photography clientele covers the building industry, new construction and renovation, design architecture, planning engineering, property management and development, industrial, corporate, interior design, hospitality, hotels, restaurants, entertainment, stadiums, healthcare facilities, and more producing award-winning marketing and advertising photography.  Our premium quality, Detroit Michigan architectural photography company photo services are unlimited, and we quote photography projects specifically catered to your company’s imagery needs.

From exterior building marketing pictures to award-winning interior designed rooms and environments, we have worked with a number of the Midwest’s and Michigan’s top architectural and design firms.  Producing premium pictures and architecturally fabulous imagery, our hands-on photography services in Detroit include aerial drone photographer in Michigan, architectural photography, exterior building photography, custom built homes photography, apartments, senior living complexes, healthcare facilities, corporate business parks, leasing and property management marketing departments, developers marketing new developments, new construction, renovations, luxury, unique properties, waterfront homes, resorts, hotels, trendy new restaurants, and more.  Traveling often throughout the state of Michigan, Chicago, and beyond Nationwide.

Photographers Miller + Miller Architectural Photography specializes in producing the best property, marketing, advertising, artistic, creative, and drone aerial drone images for companies in Detroit, Grand Haven, Holland, Douglas, South Haven, Saugatuck, Benton Harbor, Saint Joseph, Shoreham, Michiana, Grand Beach, New Buffalo, Three Oaks, Union Pier, Lakeside, Sawyer, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Warren, Canton, Kalamazoo, St Clair Shores, Rochester Hills, Detroit metro regions, Traverse City, Petoskey, Muskegon regions, and beyond in Michigan. Our photography clients range from small to large businesses, architects, interior designers, corporate, marketing departments, home builders, commercial & residential developers, new construction and renovation, hotel marketing, waterfront estates, luxury and mansions, design-build, medical, hospitality, aviation, industrial, infrastructure, transportation, energy, business owners, senior living facilities, property managers, and more. Visit our About Us page for a comprehensive look at the variety of residential and commercial building companies we serve.  And view our Portfolio to see additional images of example photographs. Contact us to discuss your unique upcoming photography projects in Chicago, Detroit or Michigan.


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