Freeway Park
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Architect Lawrence Halprin
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Location Seattle, Washington   map
Date 1972 to 1976   timeline
Building Type landscape, urban park
 Construction System site cast concrete, etc.
Climate mild temperate
Context urban
Style Modern
Notes Built partially over freeway, to utilize and reconnect the landscape.






Plan Drawing

Section Drawing

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Discussion Freeway Park Commentary

"Designed to draw together city neighborhoods divided by a freeway, this 1,300-foot-long park weaves over a garage, and under a street. Its waterfall masks the din of traffic. Other park delights include trees, flowers, cascading fountains, pools, concrete crags in a 'metaphorical landscape,' and a gorge."

— from Sylvia Hart Wright. Sourcebook of Contemporary North American Architecture: From Postwar to Postmodern. p42.


Located at 6th and Seneca.

Sources on Freeway Park

Yukio Futagawa, ed. GA Document Special Issue 1970-1980. Tokyo: A.D.A. Edita Tokyo, 1980. NA680.G322. plan, p80.

Sutherland Lyall. Designing the New Landscape. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1991. SB472.L89 1991. ISBN 0-442-30354-8. LC 90-12017. drawing of section, p33.

Dennis Sharp. Twentieth Century Architecture: a Visual History. New York: Facts on File, 1990. ISBN 0-8160-2438-3. NA680.S517. in-the-midst photo, plan, p335.

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Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Freeway Park


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