There are lots of Dale Chihuly spottings on Capitol Hill. Come spring, there will be one more place to find him: the lobby of the soon-to-open Broadway Building mixed-use project.
Organizers of the Blitz: Capitol Hill Arts Walk say they are planning an event for April to unveil a new installation by the Pacific Northwest glass artist as part of the walk.
Chihuly’s installations can be found in many Seattle locations including Benaroya Hall and the Convention Center and he’s somewhat of a local choice for Capitol Hill art — we’ve been told he and his wife have a home in Madison Valley (or was it Park — not sure).
The Broadway Building is a Hunters Capital development. In addition to the Chihuly art, the building will feature retail and office space, student housing and apartment units. It will also feature some great views of Cal Anderson park and the action at Bobby Morris playfield, apparently. Here are the stats:
Retail (approx. 14,000sf; contact Real Retail for more information on retail opportunities)
Office (approx. 12,000sf)
Residential Apartments (approx. 100 units)
Seattle Central Community College International Student Loft Apartments (approx. 27 units)
To be completed in December 2009
110,000 square feet: Mixed Use – Retail/Office/Multi-Family
Here’s a video of one of the apartment units from the developer: