News Olympic Sculpture Park Opening Delayed
With Ms. Graves out of town, it’s fallen to me to keep tabs on the new waterfront sculpture park and its concrete supply problems—which have now, according to this hot-off-the-email-server release from SAM, officially delayed the park’s opening:
Due to the continuing King County concrete workers strike, the opening for SAM’s Olympic Sculpture Park this October will be delayed. The strike, which began July 31st, has cut off the concrete supply to building projects throughout the region including the park.
Construction, including art installation and landscaping, is still underway, but we will need to continue to assess the situation and impact the strike will have on the park’s schedule. We are dedicated to opening the park as soon as possible and will announce a new opening date when the strike is resolved and we have a clearer understanding of the full impact.
I’m told no new opening date will be set until the concrete pourers return to work.