It is a marvel of a bridge! Here is some information I found about it: "Spanning 11 railroad tracks, this bridge connects Amgen’s office complex on the waterfront to a major arterial road. The bridge is designed after the double helix structure of DNA. (Amgen is one of the world’s largest biotech companies.)" [I think I heard Amgen no longer occupies the building there.]
In 2004, the Amgen Helix Pedestrian Bridge received the "Outstanding Project" award under the Bridges and Transportation category given by the National Council of Structural Engineers Association.
Fabric Type: PTFE Fiberglass
Architeect: Johnson Architecture and Planning; Seattle, WA
Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers; Seattle, WA
General Contractor: Sordoni Skanska Inc.
Completion Date: 2004
It's a very complex structure to sketch. I picked this view as I thought it was a bit challenging but not beyond what I might be able to do. That's Susan H. sitting in front of me.
We were supposed to all begin by meeting at "Fish On" Bait and Tackle Shop/Cafe along the trail. It was hard to find and many didn't make it. I headed back to find a view of the pier. These are the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ships.
That's a really nice write-up, Kate. I had no idea of the history of the bridge. Thank you. Nice sketches too. Never made it up to Bait On Tackle Cafe.ReplyDelete
Sketches are so deep, informative and beautiful! Awesome. By the way, we do not know so much about the things that surround us in everyday life. And it's a little bit scary. We have to pay more attention to the details. Gonna try to find bestessays about the history of my city and its attractions, I'm sure that I'll learn a lot of new interesting information.ReplyDelete