Reporter Clair Enlow covered the growing interest in freeway lidding, or deck parks, in her recent article, Design Perspectives: Can we put a lid over our urban freeways? The article focuses on Seattle’s potential lidding projects over the I-5 and I-405 which were heavily discussed at a recent ULI Northwest meeting. Jim Burnett was the meeting’s keynote and presented a case study on Klyde Warren Park in Dallas, which OJB designed. The article heralds the park as the “most successful of these traffic-hiding projects” and notes the Klyde Warren Park “is now the heart of the city. It’s a magnet for people, even on hot summer days and evenings.”
Read more about Klyde Warren Park’s success and the ongoing debate whether or not to lid two Seattle freeways on DJC.com.