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  Architecture & Engineering


By Clair Enlow

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August 27, 2014

Design Perspectives: Street and park combine to give Belltown open space

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Bell Street has risen to a new level, and pedestrians are now on even footing with cars. The transformation of four blocks of the street between First and Fifth avenues into a city park is complete.

Bell Street Park is a cross between a street and a plaza, and it takes a little getting used to. Don't look for curbs in the usual places. Cars go down the east-west street (one-way, west) on the same level as everyone on foot — or in wheelchairs or strollers.

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