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6/26/2007--Seattle, WA, USA...The Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Sculpture Park opened in 2007 on industrial land on Puget Sound in Seattle's Belltown district and included beach restoration along Puget Sound. The Museum aimed to restore the former industrial site, while providing a unique setting for outdoor sculpture and public use. The park's innovative design achieved a wide range of environmental restoration goals, including brownfield redevelopment, creation of a salmon habitat, extensive use of native plantings and the capture and use of rainwater on site...A key vision of the project was to restore the shoreline to a pre-urban state and create nearshore habitat, providing refuge and foraging grounds for juvenile chinook salmon migrating from the Green/Duwamish River...©2010 Stuart Isett.