Client: Bessemer Historical Society
THK was retained by the Bessemer Historical Society to develop a conceptual plan for the placement of several Steel Mill artifacts west of, and adjacent to, I-25 on the north side of the former CF&I Dispensary building. THK developed a conceptual plan that focused on creating visibility of the large artifacts on display to travelers on I-25, improving visibility and circulation to the main museum entrance, and incorporating circulation to an around the existing Mine Rescue Car. The concept also focused on pedestrian spaces, interpretive opportunities, xeric landscape practices and the display and reuse of historic elements.
THK then completed the construction documentation and cost estimating for the construction of the park. THK worked closely with the Historical Society Board of Directors, museum staff, City of Pueblo as well as the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to meet all funding clearances and agency objectives. Special care was taken during the design and construction of the project to preserve the historic light fixtures and building facade.
The construction of the park was completed in November, 2017.