Mississippi River Observation Tower
Klingner & Associates designed a new observation deck on an existing concrete structure, atop of a levee of the Mississippi River. The project reused a previously abandoned water intake structure that was once utilized by the city’s water plant. The new viewing platform sits over 30ft above the river and is designed to promote bird watching. The structure includes a new single spline stair, concrete viewing deck with benches, safety railing and features an overhead canopy that’s design was inspired by a bird with outstretched wings.