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An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

February 17, 2011 at 11:25 AM

Under the viaduct and under the rain

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Sketched Feb. 15, 10:18 a.m.
Chain link fences and jersey barriers seem to be everywhere around the viaduct in Sodo, but I was happy to find a quiet spots to sketch under the 1st Avenue S. northbound ramp, which closes Friday. A portion of it will be the first piece of the 57-year-old elevated freeway to be demolished.
I thought I’d be dry sketching under the viaduct, but, as it rained harder, water started gushing down through the cement joints. You can see the drops of water on my sketchbook on this photo I tweeted from the scene.
I plan to spend some time sketching under the viaduct and welcome your tips, stories or memories of the aging freeway soon to be demolished. You can share and read some accounts posted so far on this post.
The Washington Department of Transportation website has a very good page with all information related to the viaduct and seawall replacement project.

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