It looks like someone forgot to eat breakfast before sitting down in front of Rhino. At least throw in one of those SeaSk8 bacon strips guys!
Grindline took all of the feedback they gathered from the last meeting, and came up with these delicious new renderings. Our folks at Parks tell us that these have been vetted through the initial layer of review with the Parks internal design folks, and may only need minor revisions. Possible problems include the cantilevered slabs (safety), and some minor grading issues.
Features/changes of note include:
- the deathbox/gap theme
- the removal of the cool mini-ramp feature to the West of the bowl section
- the bowl being split into two
- the missing brick-stamped transition wall around the tree
- the apparent solution to the “which way to bend the kidney” problem
- the return of the Bainbridge shallow end (minus the pool block)
The SPAC meeting this Monday will serve as a de-facto feedback session on this new iteration of the design. Feel free to show up to the meeting and provide your input directly, or post it here in the comments section and I will deliver it for you.
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Seattle artist Perri Lynch was pretty stoked to be chosen as the artist to work on SeaSk8’s art component. She’s probably ecstatic now that her art has been installed, but we don’t know that for sure because she’s somewhere in India. Who knows…maybe she’s looking at these pictures to see how things went.
I can report that, yes, the art is installed. I can also confirm that it is definitely awesome. Can you guess what the images are that are imposed on the glass? (The Space Needle is a reflection)
The park is still closed, as there is more pouring and finishing to do. (note: someone has already posted evidence of a poaching mission). However, Shaggy and SPAC friend Justin tested out the glass wall and gave it the thumbs-up: “It’s like skating a dusty masonite ramp. It’s slippery, but it’s doable.”
Both dudes got about half-way up the glass wall, but were getting another 3-4 feet higher on the concrete vert wall to the North of the glass. They were both kicking from the SW corner of the park, which is pretty much the farthest you can get away from the glass. It seemed like Shaggy was getting more speed by coming off the steeper banked side and cutting over, but like I said they both reached about the same altitude. There was a little barking coming from the wheels against the glass, but for the most part it was silent. Justin said “it was like skating on ice”.
Go forth young lunatics. Reach for the skies. But please wait until the park is open, because if not you will be kicked out, and possibly arrested.
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