Fire Station 37 update: Moving tomorrow, packing today

Update from the Seattle Fire Department: Though the date for the official dedication celebration has not yet been set, spokesperson Christina Faine says tomorrow is moving day for Fire Station 37, from the city-landmark old station at 35th and Othello to the new one at 35th and Holden. (Here’s our sneak-preview tour of the new station from last August; here’s our report on its sculpture, so prominent along 35th SW.) The historic old station is expected to be sold; the process began back in July, as we reported here (that story also includes our video tour of the old FS 37). 4:31 PM UPDATE: We stopped by “old” Station 37, and found packing under way:

That’s Brian Shaner. A few more scenes:

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8 Replies to "Fire Station 37 update: Moving tomorrow, packing today"

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    Baba October 4, 2010 (1:10 pm)

    WSB, did you have time to find out how much that “sculpture thing” was commissioned for?
    thanks.

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      WSB October 4, 2010 (1:16 pm)

      Nope, haven’t found that out.

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    ck October 4, 2010 (2:09 pm)

    Did they ever sell the old one yet?

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    ltfd October 4, 2010 (6:56 pm)

    We just found out from the architect that we can’t drop the barbell set (with rubber bumper plates) on the gym floor inside the new fire station, or the floor will crack- nice design. I always thought that architects and engineers were supposed to plan for how the different spaces in the building would be used, and design accordingly.
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    I guess that the real gym area will be in the back of the garage (apparatus bay), just like in the old station 37. http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/CrossFit_FrackwardsBan.wmv

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    me on 28th Ave SW October 4, 2010 (7:06 pm)

    Hmmmm, looks like it’s yoga for you guys to prevent floor cracking. ; )
    I am hardly shocked any more when I hear about the disconnect between the “design teams” and reality…..

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    Brontosaurus October 6, 2010 (1:46 am)

    Will there be an open house? My 4 year-old son can’t wait to check out the new fire station!

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      WSB October 6, 2010 (2:03 am)

      There will be a public event – they just haven’t set the date yet – I’m checking frequently, besides just waiting for the official announcement – TR

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    MTR October 6, 2010 (11:55 am)

    There’s a difference between use (using weights) and abuse (throwing weights down on the floor.) The taxpayers should only be responsible for paying for reasonable use.

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