Seattle Asian Art Museum Land Use Public Meeting

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 6:30 pm @ 6:30 PM
Miller Community Center
330 19th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

A public meeting to review this application will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave E, 6:30 pm. Written and/or oral comments may be submitted at the meeting.


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  1. I oppose the museum expansion, the hanging vista deck, the addition’s expanse of glass. The Museum expansion treats the Park like it is its own private back yard, and that is what the grassy area behind museum will feel like with this proposal .
    The Museum is not just taking the so called footprint. They are also taking the overhang space of the hanging glass view deck. The ground level under that deck area will be a dead space. And, they are taking that whole green space to the East of the building by visual annexation. It will no longer feel like it does now, a near private space for quiet relaxing, resting, and meditation. The expansion, the protruding vista deck, the expanses of glass will create a voyeuristic view for Museum visitors, a fish bowl in reverse. This space will feel more like the back yard of the museum than the quiet space of the park it now is.
    Who will want to relax on the grass with people gawking, looking out from the glassed museum?
    This brings into question the whole intent and purpose of the design approach. With all of the glass, where are they hanging the new art? Is the inside area thought out any better. Seems the restoration and expansion plan is not focused on the principle purpose of an art museum to provide for the display of art.
    This project shows a disrespect for the historic purpose of this wonderful park.
    I have lived in the neighborhood for 52 years. I walk through the park once a week. When my wife and I were young we would have picnic dinners in the park to escape the summer heat of our apartment. Our daughters played at the playground and waded in the pool. I visit nearly every exhibition at the museum. I am a member. I like the Museum but it is secondary to the Park. The museum is a guest in the Park and should respect the Park’s character.

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