January 13, 2016 08:00 ET

OpenAire Makes its Mark on The Cordish Companies' 4th Street Live!, Louisville's Premier Entertainment Destination

Canadian Designer OpenAire Partners with the Cordish Companies to Build an Attractive Glass Canopy for Fourth Street Live! Goose Island's Beer Bridge

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 13, 2016) - Visitors to Louisville's iconic Fourth Street Live! entertainment district can now enjoy great drinks and food while overlooking all the action on Fourth Street below thanks to a new and creative bridge/restaurant enclosure built by OpenAire and The Cordish Companies. The attractive and spacious Goose Island's Beer Bridge spans 48 feet over Louisville's busy downtown Fourth Street and features quite possibly the best view of the landmark entertainment district, thanks to a double-sloped, glass-paneled enclosure designed and installed by OpenAire.

OpenAire, based in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, teamed with world-renowned developer, The Cordish Companies, to create a fixed roof structure for Goose Island's Beer Bridge with visibility and openness in mind. The ten-foot sidewalls and lightweight aluminum truss system give an unobstructed view of the many attractions at Fourth Street Live!, including the iconic Friday Night Live! summer concert series, while sheltering diners from all kinds of weather. Goose Island's Beer Bridge was completed in time for the May 2014 Kentucky Derby, attracting hundreds of excited guests for the events and earning great reviews. The Bridge's prime location, unique design and top-notch food and drink have made it the premier meeting place for downtown Louisville.

"Our work on Goose Island's Beer Bridge is a doubly important part of our portfolio," says Mark Albertine, President and CEO of OpenAire, "First, it's a major contribution to one of Kentucky's most famous entertainment attractions. Second, it's a great continuation of our relationship with internationally renowned The Cordish Companies. Not only are we doing innovative work for a major destination, we are doing it in partnership with a world-class real estate development firm. It's been an incredible opportunity that we can all be proud of."

"Working with OpenAire on this enhancement to Fourth Street Live! has been fantastic. The structural design is impeccable, giving Fourth Street Live! visitors unparalleled views to all that the district has to offer," said Brad Pernaw, General Manager at Fourth Street Live!. "OpenAire is one of the best in the business and we're looking forward to seeing each of the projects worked on with The Cordish Companies."

The custom-engineered enclosure offers Goose Island's Beer Bridge an eye-catching design that gives its customers their own sense of space in within this large entertainment venue. OpenAire is grateful to be part of Louisville's iconic Fourth Street Live! with The Cordish Companies. The OpenAire team is eager to continue this ambitious partnership; with the success of Goose Island's Beer Bridge, it is off to an excellent start.

About OpenAire

OpenAire has been designing and manufacturing beautiful, high-quality, environmentally conscious retractable roof structures and skylights for over 25 years. We bring unique visions to life from initial design to installation, transforming buildings into sunlit spaces customers love. Our 1,000 commercial projects include Zehnder's Splash Village in Frankenmuth MI; Restoration Hardware "RH Gallery" in Chicago IL; Aqua Sferra Water Park (the biggest aluminum dome in the world) in Donetsk, Ukraine; Kalahari in Pocono Mountains PA; Tropicana Water Park in Stadthagen, Germany; the Rooftop Bar at the Refinery Hotel in New York NY; and the Palms Casino & Resort in Las Vegas NV.

Headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, OpenAire has worked throughout North America, Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and the Republic of Georgia. To learn more about OpenAire Inc.'s projects and capabilities, visit and follow us on Twitter. For more details on this project, please e-mail

About The Cordish Companies

The Cordish Companies' origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Real Estate Development, Gaming & Hospitality, Entertainment Management and International Urban Planning & Development.

One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. Prime examples are The Cordish Companies' prominent role in the redevelopment of Baltimore's world famous Inner Harbor; Philadelphia, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; Charleston, SC; Houston, TX; Louisville, KY; Kansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO. In addition, The Cordish Companies has developed and operates multiple highly acclaimed entertainment destinations throughout the United States which welcome over 50 million visitors per year and are the most visited destinations in their respective regions. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family's core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information visit

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