West Galer Street Fly Over at Elliott Way
1999-2002, Seattle, WA

Vicki Scuri SiteWorks with CH2MHill Engineers, HNTB Engineers, Mark Spitzer Designs, and Hough Beck & Baird
Sponsored by City of Seattle: SeaTrans and The Mayor's Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs

This project includes a Public Art & Urban Design Master Plan for the Bridge. A menu of opportunities was documented and budgeted. Of eight proposed projects, two were implemented: The Sail Light Armatures and the DNA Wave Patterns for the MSE walls. The Sail Light Armatures mark the west end of the project nearest the beach. Combining sail imagery with the industrial character of the Port site; they provide highway scaled markers with implied canopies providing human-scale for pedestrians. Functionally they provide roadway lighting up-lighted as sculpture. The DNA Wave Patterns add pattern and scale to the MSE walls pattern wrapping the ramp along the pedestrian path and bicycle trail. Landscape patterning plays against the concrete pattern work juxtaposing plant forms and seasonal color. The walls vary in height from 2'-25'. The DNA Wave Patterns reference the major economic anchor of the site: the New Immunex Campus.

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