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6:30PM - 8:00PM
Center for Architecture & Design
1010 Western Avenue, Seattle WA 98104
This event is free
Family Focus

Presented by:

  • Recharge the Battery

  • Design in Public

  • The Battery Street Tunnel was completed in 1952 and has serviced the City of Seattle for over 65 years as the primary connector between the iconic Alaskan Way Viaduct and Aurora Avenue North.

    But, after years of debate, the Viaduct Replacement Tunnel is complete and the current plans are calling for the Battery Street Tunnel to be filled and sealed, beginning in 2019.

    Why are we not working together to consider alternative solutions for the Battery Street Tunnel to better serve the City of Seattle for the next 65 years?

    Building off of the community concepts and public ideas that were exhibited in September as part of the 2017 Seattle Design Festival, Recharge the Battery and Design in Public are pleased to co-host a panel discussion and public conversation focused on presenting questions and exploring alternative solutions for the Battery Street Tunnel—to better serve the public interests of Seattle residents and the surrounding Belltown community.

    Bob Royer | Moderator
    Lyle Bicknell | City of Seattle
    Cory Mattheis | Miller Hull Partnership
    Matt Jones | Magnusson Klemencic Associates
    Aaron Asis | Recharge the Battery

    Visit the Recharge the Battery website for panelist bios.

    Walk & Talk the Battery
    Saturday & Sunday, 12/9 & 12/10 @ 1:30pm
    Meet at Starbucks (2326 First Avenue) @ the Battery

    Recharge the Battery leaders Aaron Asis and Jon Kiehnau will lead ‘Walk & Talk the Battery’ to share the history of Battery Street Tunnel, discuss the the current ‘seal and fill’ plans, and help visualize alternative possibilities for the future of the Battery Street Tunnel—while walking along Battery Street.