Seattle Center http://www.kplu.org en Locking Out Homeless? Seattle Man Wants More Information From City http://www.kplu.org/post/locking-out-homeless-seattle-man-wants-more-information-city <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One Seattle man says he’s on a quest to expose why the Seattle Center blocked off use of power outlets in public spaces, and he is arguing his case before the Washington state Appeals Court today.</span></p><p>In September of 2012, Howard Gale noticed Seattle Center staff putting covers and padlocks on all of the electrical outlets, not long after the center had been remodeled and the outlets had been installed.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 12588 at http://www.kplu.org Locking Out Homeless? Seattle Man Wants More Information From City 'Sonic Bloom' Showcasing Solar Power at Seattle Center http://www.kplu.org/post/sonic-bloom-showcasing-solar-power-seattle-center <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It looks a bit like something you might find in a book by Dr. Seuss: five huge sculpted sunflowers with striped green and orange stems.</span></p><p>The new installation outside Seattle’s Pacific Science Center i<span style="line-height: 1.5;">s meant to draw in and educate the public about solar power.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 21:57:48 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9634 at http://www.kplu.org 'Sonic Bloom' Showcasing Solar Power at Seattle Center Auditor: Record-keeping at Seattle Center parking garages is lax http://www.kplu.org/post/auditor-record-keeping-seattle-center-parking-garages-lax <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state auditor says the Seattle Center hasn't done a good job of making sure people pay at three city-owned parking garages.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The three garages took in almost $5 million in revenue last year that went into the Seattle Center budget. State auditor Troy Kelley says he doesn’t have an estimate of how much money the Center may have lost out on, but he says his team found a lot of problems with record-keeping at the garages – one on Fifth Avenue North, one on Mercer Street and one on First Avenue North.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 23:15:53 +0000 Ashley Gross 9037 at http://www.kplu.org Video update: The making of two giant arachnids at Seattle Center http://www.kplu.org/post/video-update-making-two-giant-arachnids-seattle-center <p>Earlier this month, <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/how-two-60-foot-arachnids-came-life-seattle-roof">we wrote about the creation of two huge “daddy longlegs”</a> standing atop the roof of the Armory at the Seattle Center. The harvestmen, created by 3-D mural artist&nbsp;<a href="http://marlinpeterson.com/">Marlin Peterson</a>, cast long shadows and look pretty darn realistic (considering the widest span between leg tips is 100 feet).</p><p>Peterson has released a two-minute video showing the creation of the spiders from concept to paint:</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5vogtKL-Ps</p><p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 18:46:10 +0000 Jake Ellison 6527 at http://www.kplu.org Video update: The making of two giant arachnids at Seattle Center How two 60-foot arachnids came to life on a Seattle roof http://www.kplu.org/post/how-two-60-foot-arachnids-came-life-seattle-roof <p>Sure there was “ooh” and “aah” and “wow” from the top of the Space Needle on a sunny afternoon overlooking Seattle earlier this week, but then came “Oh my god!” and “What is that?” and “That’s amazing.”</p><p>The culprit?</p><p>Two 60-plus-foot “daddy longlegs” standing atop the roof of the Armory at the Seattle Center, casting long shadows and looking all the world like they could be real (if our universe allowed such things).</p><p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 19:08:55 +0000 Jake Ellison 6248 at http://www.kplu.org How two 60-foot arachnids came to life on a Seattle roof Why build a wall out of Jell-O? http://www.kplu.org/post/why-build-wall-out-jell-o <p>Just steps away from the Monorail station at the Seattle Center, a wall is being constructed out of Jell-O.&nbsp; A lightweight mortar holds the raspberry, orange and blackberry fusion "bricks" in place.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>The Jell-O brick wall is the work of sculptors Lisa Hein and Robert Seng. It was commissioned as part of the 50 year celebration of the Seattle World's Fair. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:56:02 +0000 Paula Wissel 6116 at http://www.kplu.org Why build a wall out of Jell-O? Steven Hawking is one highlight at inaugural Seattle Science Festival http://www.kplu.org/post/steven-hawking-one-highlight-inaugural-seattle-science-festival <p>Marking the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World&rsquo;s Fair, the Emerald City will host its first-ever <a href="http://seattlesciencefestival.org/">Seattle Science Festival</a> next month.</p><p>The festival has landed a major celebrity as one of it&rsquo;s so-called &ldquo;Luminaries.&rdquo;&nbsp; Steven Hawking, the British physicist known for writing about the history of the universe, will speak on June 16th, at the Paramount Theater.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 23 May 2012 20:40:49 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 5079 at http://www.kplu.org Steven Hawking is one highlight at inaugural Seattle Science Festival Chihuly Garden and Glass opens to the public http://www.kplu.org/post/chihuly-garden-and-glass-opens-public <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 38px; color: rgb(42, 42, 42); font-family: 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; ">Less than two years after the idea was pitched to the public, a new </span>Chihuly<span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 38px; color: rgb(42, 42, 42); font-family: 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; "> Garden and Glass exhibition opens today (Monday </span>11am<span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 38px; color: rgb(42, 42, 42); font-family: 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; ">) at Seattle Center. </span></p> Mon, 21 May 2012 08:01:01 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5046 at http://www.kplu.org Chihuly Garden and Glass opens to the public Art installations part of World's Fair celebration http://www.kplu.org/post/art-installations-part-worlds-fair-celebration <p>Dozens of works of art and performance art pieces have been commissioned for the <a href="http://www.seattlecenter.com/thenextfifty/art.aspx">months-long celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of&nbsp; the 1962 World&#39;s Fair.</a></p><p>Wander around the Seattle Center campus and you&#39;re likely to encounter one of the temporary art installations.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 20:36:46 +0000 Paula Wissel 4829 at http://www.kplu.org Art installations part of World's Fair celebration 'Next 50' is meant to remind you to check-out Seattle Center http://www.kplu.org/post/next-50-meant-remind-you-check-out-seattle-center <p>Fifty years ago this weekend Seattle kicked off it&rsquo;s biggest event ever -- the Century-21 World Exposition. Now, city leaders are hoping the public will come check-out what the fairgrounds have become, the city&#39;s arts campus.&nbsp;</p><p>Seattle Center now attracts more visitors per year than the World&rsquo;s Fair did during its six-month run. That&rsquo;s partly thanks to some major events, such as Bumbershoot and the Folklife Festival, as well as concerts in Key Arena.</p><p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 04:20:51 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 4811 at http://www.kplu.org 'Next 50' is meant to remind you to check-out Seattle Center Seattle's famed Intiman Theatre faces final fundraising deadline http://www.kplu.org/post/seattles-famed-intiman-theatre-faces-final-fundraising-deadline <p>How is an award-winning but bankrupt theater any different than say&hellip;Enron? Or a wayward lover? Or a drug addict?</p><p>Those are the kind of questions that have been on the minds of some long-time subscribers to Seattle&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.intiman.org/">Intiman Theatre</a>.</p><p>Its board of directors is deciding whether to stay open or call it quits. They say they&rsquo;ll re-launch if they&rsquo;ve met a million-dollar fundraising goal before their meeting tonight (Monday, at 4 pm.)</p><p> Mon, 06 Feb 2012 12:34:34 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 4058 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle's famed Intiman Theatre faces final fundraising deadline Gates Foundation opens the doors, a crack, with new vistor center http://www.kplu.org/post/gates-foundation-opens-doors-crack-new-vistor-center <p>If you&rsquo;ve ever been past the huge new Gates Foundation campus near Seattle Center and wondered what goes on inside &ndash; your time has come.</p><p>The foundation is opening up its doors, at least a little bit. This weekend, a new visitor center opens to the public.</p><p><strong><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/?p=21816">Read more at KPLU&#39;s Humanosphere.</a></strong></p><p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 23:55:00 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 3994 at http://www.kplu.org Gates Foundation opens the doors, a crack, with new vistor center Update: Chihuly, city break ground for exhibition at Seattle Center http://www.kplu.org/post/update-chihuly-city-break-ground-exhibition-seattle-center <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-983171.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-983171.mp3</a></p><p>What was once a Fun Forest will soon be &ldquo; Chihuly Garden and Glass.&rdquo;</p><p>Artist Dale Chihuly officially broke ground today on a 1.5 acre exhibition space in the Seattle Center. The gallery will include a garden, bookstore and café. It&rsquo;s set to open in the spring of 2012. Just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Seattle World&rsquo;s Fair.</p><p> Tue, 23 Aug 2011 22:30:14 +0000 Vanessa Romo 2398 at http://www.kplu.org Update: Chihuly, city break ground for exhibition at Seattle Center Gates' "conspicuous" new building http://www.kplu.org/post/gates-conspicuous-new-building <p>The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is trying to make its work more conspicuous.&nbsp; That&rsquo;s one explanation the billionaire couple gave for its new campus during a grand-opening event Thursday night.</p><p>About a thousand people packed into the campus&#39; new grand atrium, which has a wall of glass four stories tall.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 03 Jun 2011 13:01:00 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 1780 at http://www.kplu.org Gates' "conspicuous" new building Gates family, employees celebrate opening of new campus http://www.kplu.org/post/gates-family-employees-celebrate-opening-new-campus <p>More than a thousand workers at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have moved into their new campus across the street from Seattle Center. Celebrations are planned tonight (Thursday) and this weekend. Foundation leaders say they want to be more visible to the public.</p><p>(A public open-house is this Saturday, from 10am-4pm. Advance <a href="https://www.ustechsregister.com/NeighborhoodWelcome/">registration is required, here.</a>)</p> Thu, 02 Jun 2011 22:08:05 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 1777 at http://www.kplu.org Gates family, employees celebrate opening of new campus