Residents propose art project for Terminal 86 Grain Facility

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by NATALIE SWABY/KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 14 at 11:37 PM

SEATTLE - Monday night Betty Winfield stood before the Magnolia/ Queen Anne District Council meeting, asking for support on a proposed art project that would add some color to the grain facility at Terminal 86.

"Can you have function and beauty, that’s the question," said Winfield.

Winfield loves the view from the waterfront, but she does not like the way the grain facility looks.

"I just want to see something beautiful happen because it can. It can be our Statue of Liberty. It can be better than the Fremont troll," said Winfield.

Winfield has collected photos, facts, and figures from other cities that have added murals to silos. One example is the public art piece that went in at Pier 92 in San Francisco. Laura Haddad of Seattle was chosen to design that project.

"The building is 1,187 feet tall and 78 feet wide," said Haddad of the $250,000 project. She added that San Francisco residents have told her, 'we never noticed the building before but now we do.'

"I think it has really created an icon for that neighborhood," Haddad said.

Winfield is working with a couple other supporters, talking at neighborhood meetings about the proposal to bring art to Terminal 86.

 

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