Transforming Seattle's Bell Street Into a Park

Seattle is reclaiming it's right of way to create a pedestrian street. Landscape architects SvR Design Co. and Hewitt presented two different concepts for the park, one that is "measured" and one that "meanders."
February 24, 2010, 12pm PST | bmaryman
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Katie Zemtseff writes, "One of the designs was inspired by the earth moving that created Bell Street. Called the 'sluiced surface plan,' it is meant to represent the changed landscape. The pathway through the park meanders down the street, moving from side to side. Cormier said it reflects the fact that cities are always changing, and that some landscapes are made while others are unmade."

The other design is a more traditional park design, with the landscape architects say is inspired by "the rhythms of the street."

Thanks to Brice Maryman

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Published on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 in Daily Journal of Commerce
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