Sunday, February 05, 2012

Chihuly Garden & Glass Nearing Completion

Chihuly Garden & Glass Nearing Completion
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It's pretty much night and day construction on the Seattle Center site of the new Chihuly Garden and Glass area which has taken shape in the space once occupied by the Fun Forrest amusements. The Garden and Glass exhibit is due to open in April and just broke ground at the end of August, so construction has been rapid. One crew of workers was leaving their shift and another had just begun as evening settled in on the very busy work site. The crew said the project is coming together well and that there have been no injuries. It is a beautiful structure, and I can't wait to see it finished with the garden installation and all the light and color it will bring. Meanwhile, across campus wedged beside Key Arena, the Children's Theater and Fisher Pavilion, the new skate park area is providing some alternative fun space for active youth to work on their fluid moves. Hopefully a few more active areas for children, youth and families will be developed nearby to provide safe, fun alternative attractions that add variety to the many performing arts, science and cultural offerings currently on site.


IMG_9183IMG_9200Building Materials for Chihuly Garden and GlassNearing Completion

9 comments:

Girlie Blogger said...

I had no idea they were doing this. Very cool.

brattcat said...

this is going to be amazing. please take us back there when all is done.

Kate said...

Chihuly's work is so distinctive and I hope that the structure does justice to his art. You are so lucky to be able to live in the city where this is being constructed!

Paul in Powell River said...

I love his work! - it would almost be worth a trip to Seattle to see when it's completed.

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

I haven't been into the Center for a while... I'll have to check that out when it opens!

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Anonymous said...

I wonder who it was that thought the Chihuly Garden and Glass was a good idea. Who cares? Where's the fun? What we had was great.

mitchel said...

I love the angles this is awesome

Honest Abe said...

That is one big greenhouse.