In a recent News@Northeastern article, students and faculty at Northeastern University share their impressions and experiences using the recently completed pedestrian bridge – PedX which represents the second phase of the 600,000 SF academic precinct.
The cutting-edge academic precinct for science defines a vibrant new academic and social hub for students and allows Northeastern University to compete as a premier research institution and acts as catalyst for the long neglected urban neighborhood of Roxbury along its southern border. Constructed on an urban brownfield site consisting of an existing surface parking lot set between two garages, ISEC and the PedX represent the completion of the first two phases of the newly planned 600,000 SF academic precinct. Phase 3, the 350,000sf EXP Building, is currently in design with expected construction completion in 2022.
The pedestrian bridge project (PedX) is a symbol of Northeastern’s ongoing mission to strengthen communities by bringing them together. Using state-of-the-art engineering methods and technology, a 500-foot free-form pedestrian bridge connects Northeastern’s main campus with its new academic building on Columbus Avenue. The integration of the pedestrian crossing and landscape with the cutting-edge research buildings form one of Boston’s most exciting and dynamic new public spaces.
See more photos of the PedX in the News@Northeastern article.