We met to sketch the Amazon Spheres under construction. I hadn't been feeling well the past couple weeks (a cold) and I was dreading the high heat. For most of our sketch outing, though, it was warm but there was a breeze so it wasn't uncomfortable. As I headed home about 1400 it was getting hotter. Once at my car, it's gage said 91 degrees (30 C !).
First, I left
early enough to do another sketch in my series on the art in the light
rail stations. This is "Soundings" by Clark Wiegman at the Tukwila
arrived at the construction site early enough to get started on my
first sketch by about 0900. There are 3 spheres and each of them here
is at a different point in construction.
block features three 80-to-90-foot-tall (24 to 27 m),
65,000-square-foot (6,000 m2) glass spheres facing Lenora Street that
will house five stories of flexible work space for 1,800 employees and
retail. Here are couple recent articles about them:
walked down the street looking for another view and saw this section
being craned into place! Once it got close, it seemed to hold for a
while, long enough for me to gt a sketch.
third sketch of the day is the least finished sphere with a big crane
next to it. I thought of Tina, who likes to sketch cranes. From where I
sat on the sidewalk, I could see 10 cranes at different construction
gathered again to share sketches and have a group photo. Several
sketchers reported being asked about our group. I had a couple
construction workers want to see my finished sketches.