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Los Angeles' proposed cap freeway parks
Across the world cap parks are becoming increasingly popular in urban environments and bustling metropolises. A cap park serves as a public space which can be built above the existing network of freeways and roads already in existence in high-traffic cities. Cap parks vary in size, structure, design, use, and cost. Los Angeles now has plans to create four of the parks across Hollywood, downtown LA, and Santa Monica.

Each park will be built over a separate freeway. Hollywood Central Park would be built above the 101 between Santa Monica Boulevard and Bronson Avenue. The park would be 44 acres in size. Santa Monica's park would be built above the 10 freeway, between Ocean Avenue and 4th Street. A second park is proposed as well in Santa Monica, between 14th and 17th Street. These two parks would be five and seven acres respectively. Lastly, Park 101 would be built on the 101 freeway as well.

Cap parks already exist in Seattle, Cincinnati, Phoenix, Washington, D.C., Boston, and more. Hollywood Central Park would be the largest park of the entire project, and would even cut into residential areas. Though it is the largest of the four proposed works, it is perhaps Park 101 which has the largest social task. Park 101 will attempt to connect the two halves of Los Angeles' downtown district -- unifying Olvera Street, Union Station, and Chinatown with the vastly different Disney Hall, City Hall, and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
  
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