Case Study Assignment Help
Experience design class
The case study should include the sections we had listed on the board:
--history (foundation and what has happened to the park since)
--landscape context (trolley line, lake, mountains, etc.)
--distinctive features (rides, attractions, famous food, other amenities, etc.) Analysis of park's uniqueness
--layout-design (facades, lighting, "hub-and-spoke", etc.) Include overhead view if possible
--visuals!! (These should be taken from a variety of different time periods.
Due date: Wednesday
Kennywood Park was founded in 1898 near Pittsburgh. It began as a small trolley park and was founded by the Monongahela Street Railway Company, which was under the control of Andrew Melon (About Kennywood Amusement Park, 2016). In 1902, the Pittsburg Street Railway Company handed over the park to a Boston Company on a lease because it wanted to get out of the amusement park business. Later, the park was subleased to a group from Aspinwall. In 1906, the lease of the park was handed over by the Pittsburgh Railway Company to A.S. McSwigan and Frederick W.Henninger.
Between 1900 and 1930 the park underwent many changes. The two large roller coasters named the Racer and the Speed-O-Plane were added in the park in the early 1910’s.Jack Rabbit, Pippin and the New Racer that replaced the Old racer were added in the 1920s. In 1925 a huge swimming pool was added in the park (About Kennywood Amusement Park, 2016). During the depression period from 1930 to 1935, the park also faced a lot of problems, but it survived because of the dancing troupes and bands that were an important part of park from 1930 to 1950. In 1936, a new ride Noah’s Ark was added and this was a good period for the park. Again the Second World War period was dull for the park, and no rides were added during this period. Still, the park brought a Ferris wheel and a miniature train (About Kennywood Amusement Park, 2016).