In a city defined by water, a look at one way to get to it
The City of Pittsburgh, like many of its formerly industrial brethren, has made a number of moves to reclaim the working waterfront as active places for human activity. In most cases, this involves installing trails in linear parks with recreation nodes in place of the mills and plants that once relied upon water access. In these cases the recreational and riparian reclaimed edge pushes back buildings and their uses from the water they so desperately want to be on. The marina at Washington's Landing provides one exception where use of and engagement with the water occur as a matter of course.
In this simple analysis, we'll look at the six core characteristics that make it work: