New Artsgarden skywalk will connect with PNC Center

PNC Artsgarden ConnectorThe fourth skywalk connection to the Indianapolis Artsgarden is moving forward more than 15 years after the landmark structure opened. The final of four skywalks will connect the Artsgarden to the 16-story PNC Center and Hyatt Regency Indianapolis. (Click on the rendering for a larger version.) Members of the Metropolitan Development Commission in October approved $600,000 in city funds toward the estimated $1.2 million cost for the enclosed pedestrian walkway, and today a hearing examiner is scheduled to consider the design. Connecting all four corners of the Washington and Illinois streets intersection was the original plan when the Artsgarden opened in 1995. The three existing walkways connect to Circle Centre mall, Claypool Courts and the Conrad Indianapolis. The building’s property manager, Reit Management & Research LLC, hopes to finish the connector by mid-2011.

UPDATE: The new skywalk won final approval. Story is here.

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