Improvisation Under the Freeway

A spectacular series of recent photos from Seattle's Colonnade Park built beneath highway I-5 tell the story of adapted urban space.

Rough, improvised and ad hoc, the park invites boarders, bikers and others looking for an urban playground.

Brett Milligan, of the blog Free Association Design, writes:

"One comes away with the impression that the park will keep remaking itself incrementally, over and over again. Pieces and segments will be modified as they wear out, with new experiments being plugged in as desired."

"It hard not to be enamored by the successful and improvised gestalt of the whole thing..."

Full Story: Circuits Beneath the Freeway


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