City Kiss and Make Nice
posted by October 22 at 15:10 PMon
You may recall that Mike Ross’s plans for kissing fighter jets in the Capitol Hill Sound Transit Station nearly incited a riot in spring. Well, designs for the station—including those pastel jets—are now 90 percent complete. So you better start liking them.
Tonight Sound Transit will unveil a near-final draft of art by Ross and the talented Ellen Forney, who is creating a mural for the station, as well as station architecture, green-wall landscaping, and the art installations they’ll be planting in storefronts while they get ready to build.
I’m hoping people come so they can ask their questions to Sound Transit instead of to me: what Broadway is going to look like between now and 2016 (dunno!), if Mike is going to buy his planes directly from the defense department (no), why they’re excavating (yawn) instead of burrowing under the ground (neat-o).
Check out the open house from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. in room 4106 of Seattle Central Community College, 710 Broadway. Forney says there’ll be big displays on easels, computer-generated movies, and free water.