Waterfront Park's "Great" Lawn (ROLLOVER PHOTO)
ORBP's plan would make I-64 50% wider than it is today - that's 75 feet wider. Also notice that the rendering doesn't include a shadow, but if constructed -- planned to be 10 feet higher than its current height -- the shadow from I-64 will cover the majority of what we now call our Great Lawn.
The new Spaghetti Junction ramps will be at least 35 feet above the ground and plow right through Slugger Fields parking lot. The ORBP's current rendering of the above ramps show them avoiding the Slugger Field's parking lot, so we've requested accurate renderings.
Click the link below to see what happens to the Xtreme Park and more.
Louisville Xtreme Park
Notice the road stacks on top of the Park? The gray road is street level. The brown ramps must be at least 18 feet above that, with TWO pink ramps of similar clearance above that. That adds up to 72 feet of flying Spaghetti.
More Spaghetti in the Junction
Taking a step back, you see what happens when you let engineers and road contractors build their ideal city. See how the 23 lanes of freshly laid concrete would cut a wide swath across our waterfront.
How does this make you feel about Louisville's future?
In our next installment of Rollover Louisville!, we'll look at how all this new concrete won't even address the bottlenecks at Hospital Curve or Cochran Hill Tunnel.