Public Space

Either side of this path is hemmed in with large fencing.

A freeway that once hacked through downtown like a meat cleaver now holds 300 trees and a dog park. A future vision of Philadelphia, perhaps, but this already happened in a place hardly known for progressive urbanism: Dallas.


If you travel up the Delaware past the failed condos south of Sugar House Casino, past Penn Treaty Park, past the PECO power station and the overgrown weed-filled lots to the north, you'll find a grouping of cars parked outside a overgrown single lane road with a chain preventing access. Park there and follow the road. You'll find a wonderfully odd amalgam of grit, grime, graffiti, and groups of people that have claimed a forgotten space as their own.


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