What Does the MVVA designed I-70 Pedestrian Crossing Look Like and Does It Matter?

Some may find this a difference too subtle to garner any attention and it's become fashionable to recognize that a winning team and not a winning design has been chosen, however, the details of the Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates winning competition entry are both complicated and precise. It's incumbent upon the media and others to accurately describe and portray what's been proposed. For most, seeing the image below from the Post-Dispatch story will be their first and likely only exposure to the design. So, do you see an important difference in the two images below?


{image from MVVA design competition narrative}


{image from Post-Dispatch story}