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    Open freeway trenches

    "[The Bunker Hill's] designers are not too keen on pedestrians coming up from below (except janitors)’, he concludes. ‘The entire Hill is ... separated from the adjacent city by an obstacle course of open freeway trenches, a palisade of concrete parking garages and a tangle of concrete bridges linking citadel to citadel high above the streets." (Steven Flusty, ‘Building Paranoia', quoted in Stephen Graham, Vertical.)

    What is an "open freeway trench" exactly?

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    Re: Open freeway trenches

    Freeways around the Bunker Hill neighborhood of Los Angeles are set into deep trenches. The author is emphasizing that, like all trenches, they are open to the sky — otherwise they'd be tunnels.
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