There is a currently a race happening in town. A search is underway for the team to design a new structure at the Old Sacramento Waterfront. This 28 acre development was established in 1839 by John Sutter and today features a thriving business and entertainment district, the Pony Express terminus, establishment of the Transcontinental Railroad and more.
Today, the search is on for a piece of architecture that will excite tourists and make locals proud. According to semi-retired architect Moshe Victor Keinig, this is only going to beautify an area that is already incredibly attractive.
“From an architectural point of view,” Keinig began, “there is hardly anything that can compare. I’ve loved this area for years and find such a sense of Zen whenever I have the opportunity to visit. I very much look forward to seeing what Noel Shamble of T. Y. Lin International comes up with for this.”
Nine concepts were initially chosen from the firm and that was reduced to three finalists. Shamble gave details of both his Thru and Spring designs using the100+ year old I Street Bridge as a backdrop.