What You Missed at Waterfront Week!

The Office of the Waterfront drew over 1,000 participants in “Waterfront Week” events that wrapped up last week. These events were attended by  a wide variety of Seattleites – from long-time to brand new supporters — who learned more about the Waterfront project’s design and saw how the  Seawall construction is moving along.

At Wednesday evening‘s Waterfront 2020, landscape architect James Corner, unveiled the 30% design to the public. In case you missed it, The Seattle Channel captured the entire presentation on the new waterfront design. Check it out here: http://goo.gl/6a977X! With our amazing partners the Office of Arts and Culture and Friends of the Waterfront, Friday and Saturday’s Art, Design, & Play Conference stimulated great discussions on ways to integrate arts and culture and play opportunities on the new waterfront.

Waterfront Week ended with Sunday’s Field Day on the Waterfront, which had educational and family and kid – focused activities, with more than 600 people moving along the Waterfront from the Seattle Aquarium to Waterfront Park. Field Day had a variety of activity stations, where anyone could experience jet grouting first-hand with the help of Seawall engineers; made quickset concrete craft projects; learned about marine habitat ; and adopted a gribble, with the promise to keep them away from “seawalls;” got a sneak-peak of the future views of the waterfront, by looking through retro view masters of before and after shots of the changes to the Waterfront; and kids climbed on and took part in a construction safety education training. Thanks to local waterfront businesses who donated gift certificates, everyone who came down was able to participate in a raffle at the field day event.

The photos below were taken during the Waterfront Week events:

Design display boards at Wednesday evening's Waterfront 2020 Event drew plenty of attention and stimulated lots of discussions.

Design display boards at Wednesday evening’s Waterfront 2020 Event drew plenty of attention and stimulated lots of discussions.

Getting an early start at the Constructon and Materials Activity Station at Field Day.

Getting an early start at the Constructon and Materials Activity Station at Field Day.

Field Day-er checks out the past and future Waterfront with the retro View Master.

Field Day-er gets a glimpse of the future Waterfront with the aid of the retro View Master.