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In the movie "True Stories" (see it, it's worth it) This guy says
"Freeways are the cathedrals of our time" That line really
stuck with me. I have a love-hate relation with these super
structures, and since I never drive anywhere, I often get to
see them up close-- (they're bigger than you think
they are, if
you always stay in a car)
I'd like to do a performance art piece where a modern church
service, in praise of modern things would be held in one of
the towering empty spaces beneath a freeway. Music would
be composed to sound holy when mixed with the nose of
roaring cars. The priest would stand on top a heap of crushed
cars and have a television for a head.
There could even be freeway monks who would walk among
the huge columns singing harmonic songs about the beauty of
Survival Research Labs
Some of their shows are a bit like what you describe. I've attended one under an overpass - the cement pillars and empty space made for a good fire- and noise-friendly area. [jutta, Jun 30 2001, last modified Oct 05 2004]
The Fremont Troll
All-gargoyle use of subsuperhighway space; often decorated by locals. [hello_c, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]
||Mephista: there are many such places in Seattle. It's hilly here and the freeways use a combination of earth cuts and pillars to keep the roadway more or less level.
||The troll that hello_c linked to is under a bridge that leads from a small hill, over a lake, to a larger hill.