Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Freeway Park


Freeway Park
Photo & Text © 2010 Kim- Seattle Daily Photo. All rights reserved; no use, alteration, reproduction or republishing in any media.
Seattle's "freeway with a lid on it" created a Convention Center and an urban park able to span the I-5 cut between First Hill / downtown and Capitol Hill to the east. Freeway Park and the Washington State Trade and Convention Center (green windowed buildings to left) sit over the freeway and display brutalist architecture's ability to merge with natural forms like the hanging garden greenery that descends to the freeway below. In view to the left in the park is the George Washington profile sculpture on posts that also seem to serve as an arbor for climbing greenery.

6 comments:

Adam said...

Was this taken from the Convention Center? The Sheraton maybe?

Janet Dillon Robinson said...

I love it, I love it.

brattcat said...

I don't know how you get this curious effect but it always draws me in.

Mary said...

I think the freeway park is so attractive and such a good idea. More cities should do it.

lewi14 said...

I can't help myself but it looks like a photographed midget installation (maybe for a model railway). What kind of technology you've used? It's really amazing!

Kim said...

Thanks guys! Good eye, Adam: floor 35 of the Sheraton. Simple techniques for simple minds: Tiltshiftmaker.com is your friend :-), you can also do it yourself with much better quality in Photoshop.