Seattle Parks and Recreation Jesús Aguirre, Superintendent
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Victor Steinbrueck Park - Homeless Remembrance Project/Tree of Life
2001 Western Ave (North end of Pike Place Market)
$15,000 Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) Small and Simple Award for design development
$54,849 NMF Large Project Fund Award and the community raised more than a dollar-for-dollar match
Construction: October 2012
Completion: October 2012
The Tree of Life, in Victor Steinbrueck Park, is a sculpture with space for community gathering, hope, and healing; to recognize that we are one people, homeless and housed together, and we can end homelessness.
Plans include an illuminated iconic sculpture, a glass root plaza, pavement embedments, plantings and soundwork.
Blown by winds of change, a lone iconic tree bends while rooted to the earth. Metaphorically, this image represents both the difficult challenges and the encouraging possibilities of real change.
Ultimately, WHEEL and their supporters hope the creation of this place will signify a moment in history when we collectively recognize the need and develop the will to bring an end to some of the many causes of homelessness.
For nine years, the Homeless Remembrance Project, a collaborative effort of homeless women, faith community leaders, designers, artists, social service providers and other friends, has worked to create places of hope, healing, and beauty to honor and remember homeless people who have died in King County.
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Call to Community
Monday, May 27, 2013
2 - 4 p.m.
In the park at the Tree of Life
800 Maynard Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134
Completion Celebration Photos
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