The arse-end of public art

The freeways of Melbourne first appeared in the late 1960s. We knew they were coming when the same heavy machinery that had razed inner-suburban communities to make way for high-rise public housing developments cleared the pathway for their arrival. The residents of old Melbourne generally loathed the freeways, in part because their multi-laned blacktops ended so abruptly at the intersections of inner city streets, creating infamous gridlocks that filled the air with carbon monoxide.

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