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Visiting Jim Ellis Freeway Park --- #14 of 15
Seattle, Washington
Sunday, July 18, 2010

I first heard about Freeway Park when I read an article about it in "Pacific Horticulture" magazine several years ago. There was an elevated pedestrian bridge connecting the Convention Center with First Hill, which arched over the Interstate 5 freeway and a huge city-owned parking lot.

This bridge was a real eyesore, so Jim Ellis and others decided to turn it into a pedestrian parkway. Since people needed to walk on it anyway, why not make it look nice?

It was made into quite a large park, 5.2 acres (21,000 square meters), and was opened to the public on July 4, 1976.

An amazing piece of public art in the park!
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Jul 29 2010 03:39 GMT ashdad PRO
I love the way the plants are incorporated into the sculpture.
Jul 29 2010 05:42 GMT Annamaria
Great art!! Looks like a lovely parc! ;-)
Jul 29 2010 12:25 GMT iyerhari
Aug 01 2010 02:38 GMT will