Glassman’s Thornton Creek is a 28-foot-tall, free-standing steel sculpture located in the rain garden of Fire Station 39. The artwork is integrated visually and functionally with the building and serves as a rainwater delivery system moving runoff from the station’s roof to an underground cistern. The sculpture includes two raised planting beds that feature and support native Northwest grasses.
The artwork was commissioned with Seattle’s Department of Finance and Administrative Service’s Fire Facilities and Emergency Response Levy 1% for Art funds.
Image: Stephen Glassman, Thornton Creek, 2010, located at Fire Station 39 in Lake City. Photo by Jason Huff.