“take me to the river”
Beale Street Landing is where Memphis meets the river, placing the untamed beauty of The Mississippi within arm’s reach. Memphis owes its founding to the river as a thoroughfare for trade and commerce, but it hasn’t always been easy for the public to take advantage of this exceptional resource. Beale Street Landing is home to some of Memphis’ finest recreation. Amenities are included for biking, walking, eating, drinking, exercising, playing, picnicking, daydreaming, and many other activities. With the opening of Beale Street Landing, a grand civic space is established for generations of Memphians and visitors to enjoy Memphis’ majestic waterfront. The sloping grass roof that connects Beale Street Landing to Tom Lee Park is more than just a great place to stroll and relax. This truly ‘green’ amenity is superbly energy efficient. It naturally aids in cooling the facility and reduces rainfall runoff. The gentle arch has become a favorite for exercise enthusiasts. Like all parts of Beale Street Landing, the grass roof is ADA compliant. Access is achieved via elevator from the first floor, which emerges through the grass roof. The bulkhead of the elevator is designed with colorful metal panels which are an abstracted image of a sunset on the Mississippi. The six-acre site also includes an islet landscaped with indigenous trees and tall grasses—perfect for quiet contemplation. Beale Street Landing is a celebration of the river—your river. A river that gave this city its purpose. A river that will continue to inspire and connect the people of Memphis for generations to come.
This was a really cool building, but I wouldn't go out of my way to see it if I stayed in Memphis again.
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