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Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: Waterfront Program Announces Civic Event March 5

3/4/2014  5:00:00 AM

Waterfront Program Announces Civic Event March 5

SEATTLE – The City of Seattle’s Waterfront Program is hosting a civic event and design update tomorrow, March 5, at Fisher Pavilion in Seattle Center. Landscape architect James Corner will join City and civic leaders to share the newest waterfront design work with the community.

March 5 public event – “Waterfront 2020”

The Waterfront Program presents the latest waterfront design images and information, including our 14-foot scale model of the future waterfront. Hear and see how designs have evolved, including updates on key east/west connections, the new Alaskan Way, Union Street Pier, Pier 62/63 and more. Interactive stations for the community to share ideas will follow the presentation. This event is free and open to all.

Waterfront 2020 civic event
Wednesday, March 5
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Seattle Center, Fisher Pavilion (near corner of Thomas Street and Second Avenue North)
Seattle, WA 98101

Waterfront Week: March 5-9

After Wednesday night’s civic event, Waterfront Week continues on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Friday and Saturday, visionary designers, artists, and historians from across the globe will present and discuss the past, present, and future of play in art and design.

On Sunday, bring the whole family to the waterfront for kids’ activities and information about Seawall construction and Elliott Bay habitat, add to our waterfront time capsule and enter a free Waterfront Week raffle in partnership with local waterfront destinations. Event details are available at

Art, Design & Play: Liane Lefaivre
Friday, March 7
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Seattle Art Museum, Plestcheeff Auditorium
1300 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Art, Design & Play: Ideas From Around the World
Saturday, March 8
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Seattle City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room
600 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Field Day on the waterfront
Sunday, March 9
Meet us at Hillclimb Plaza across the street from the Seattle Aquarium
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Waterfront Program replaces the Elliott Bay Seawall, takes down the Alaskan Way Viaduct, and designs and constructs the Waterfront Seattle Core Projects. The Core Projects include a new pedestrian promenade, two-way cycle track, and new Alaskan Way that accommodates all modes of travel. They also include two rebuilt public piers, new parks and paths, and new pedestrian connections between the city and waterfront.



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