FOLLOWUP: Artist’s updated design for Alki Pump Station 38, plus a guardrail

Last summer, we reported on the concept for public art that’ll be part of the Alki Pump Station 38 project in the 1400 block of Alki Avenue SW, with a survey for your comments.. Now, an update on artist Sarah Thompson Moore‘s design – including word that a guardrail has been added to the project:

Here are basics on the pump-station upgrade, aimed at increasing capacity and reliability. The project website still says construction is expected to start this year.

4 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Artist's updated design for Alki Pump Station 38, plus a guardrail"

  • Delridge March 23, 2021 (7:36 pm)

    How exciting! Can’t wait to see it when it’s finished. For those wondering how much this will cost;the total project budget is $50,000. $10k towards design and the remaining $40k for fabrication and installation. 

  • Chuck Jacobs March 24, 2021 (9:57 am)

    Alki residents went nuts the last time they tried to install guardrails on the Alki seawall.

    • WSB March 24, 2021 (1:32 pm)

      Probably more in the future, given what we reported in our Alki Community Council coverage from last week (and are currently following up on), that a larger Alki seawall project is ahead ….

  • Kathy March 24, 2021 (10:30 am)

    It looks like a lovely and thoughtful design. I am a little worried about potential vandalism of the mesh guardrail. Will it attract those locks that are covering the guard rails along the park at Duwamish Head? If the mesh is considered too small to add locks, will people be prying it open to satisfy their urgent need to add a lock? I suppose some people would consider this public participation in the art process, but I don’t.  It could obscure the planned design to be etched into the mesh.

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