We have a tour today, beginning with a trip on the light rail.
The stations along our way all include public art, which makes each interesting in some way.
The line is fairly new and, at least in this area, plenty of development opportunities remain.
The area around the Columbia City Station is being revitalized (with government assistance) to create a stronger community. It’s a pleasant-looking neighborhood with a mix of new affordable and market rate housing and plenty of public art. (My boss really likes the giant shovel.)
Back in Seattle proper, we wind through the International District and over to the King Street Station which is currently being restored.
. . . while the fluorescent lights formerly embedded in a suspended ceiling now dangle forlornly below the intricate original ceiling, alien objects from a forgotten time.
They’ve done a lot, but there’s still a lot left to do.