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Friday, December 10, 2010

Bayside Ice Arena

Here's a good suggestion for a public space hack from Corey Templeton, from his blog Portland Daily Photo: turn the perpetual puddle on the City's Bayside lots into a public ice rink for the winter:

[photo illustration by Corey Templeton - click for a larger image from Corey's blog]

It's worth noting here that this empty lot is, indeed, a public space - it's owned by the city, and targeted for future downtown growth. Unfortunately, the City is simultaneously intent on flooding the office market with cheap, car-dependent cubicle farms in the city's outskirts - a confused economic development strategy that will likely keep this downtown lot empty (save for its puddle) for years to come...

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