Open Space Seattle:2100

Thursday, January 05, 2006

OSP . . . easy as 1, 2, 3

In a long overdue post about the P-I's coverage of the rising Olympic Sculpture Park on December 17. This particular article concentrates on the "brownfields" angle of the story: how old, contaminated land can be remediated to provide a public benefit.

We at OSS 2100 have been on the site during SAM's preconstruction meeting and let us assure you, this park, designed by Weiss/Manfredi in collaboration with the local landscape architecure firm of Charles Anderson Landscape Architecture, will sing. We look forward to opening day next summer.

Perhaps more importantly, the park does two things that will likely be critical as we look into the future of Seattle's open space: it addresses a site that is engaging with our Puget Sound neighbors by re-creating some of the shoreline of Elliott Bay so that salmon and other fish will have an easier go along the central waterfront, and it turns a "wasted" post-industrial space into a landmark public amenity (like Gas Works Park did in the 70s).

1 Comments:

  • has anyone considered that it completes the canyon effect going through Western Avenue?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:52 PM  

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