Project Description

I am pleased to present a letter of recommendation on behalf of GPSI (GPSI) for the successful completion of the Chicago Riverwalk project. Specifically, the Construction Management team of GPSI was available at all times and onsite during critical milestones of this project. Their consultation efforts provided a breadth of knowledge in a variety of forums, from phone calls and web-meetings to onsite direction of best practices in the field of water feature construction. Through the entire life cycle of the Riverwalk project, GPSI was a beacon of light.

GPSI’s noteworthy attitude amid changing and difficult conditions is a testament to their superior skills in the art of water feature construction and I welcome the chance to work with Carrie Sanchez and the GPSI team in the future.

Chris Wasko

The River Walk project is located in Downtown Chicago between LaSalle Street and Wells Street on the south side of the river.  The 1.25 mile long path along the Main Branch of the Chicago River was completed in 2016 under the leadership and vision of Mayor Emanuel to transform the Chicago River into a recreational destination and weave the life of the River into the urban fabric of the city. Since its opening, the Riverwalk has been a hub of activity, offering a variety of venues and spaces for residents and visitors to eat drink and play. Part of the play options the River Walk offers are two water features.  The first feature is an interactive feature with multiple nozzle displays, the second feature is a 150 ft. long, 6 ft. tall water wall. Both features are lit with programmed LED lighting which enhances the experience in the evening hours.

The water features were commissioned in 2016.