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    Visiting Freeway Park – Downtown Seattle’s Manmade Canyon on a Freeway Lid

      The first time I drove down the freeway that cuts through downtown Seattle, my attention was drawn upward. I’d seen freeway lids plenty of times, but Seattle’s downtown freeway lid hinted at something unique and spectacular: towering evergreens extended high over the lid and wandering vines dangled far over the edges. This, I would later come to learn, was my first look at Freeway Park. Freeway Park is a unique park in downtown Seattle Washington. Created by Lawrence Halprin’s office under the supervision of Angela Danadjieva, it opened to the public on July 4, 1976. This expanse of concrete, water, and grass was designed to defuse the sound from the freeway…