As the June 6 groundbreaking approaches, one issue looms over the park's future. What will happen to the trolley barn? One SAM official says the plan to move it north to Terminal 70, "has legs."

Hopefully all involved can balance their politics and budgets as successfully as the father of the waterfront streetcar, George Benson, seen here in a poster in the trolley barn window, balanced his way up the tracks many years ago.

Over the winter, the park property has gone through a temporary phase of naturalization. The grasses planted to control erosion have returned the bio-remediated lots to a semi-wild natural space, hinting at the naturally indigenous landscaping which will eventually emerge.

Even now, before any of the park's planned landscaping is in place, we get glimpses of the envisioned integration of urban dwelling and contemporary sculpture connected by the natural world.

Many consider architecture to be public art of the grandest scale. If so, the OSP is already framed by it's purpose.

One neighbor's unoffical journal of construction progress made at the Olympic Sculpture Park. As seen over, and through, the fences.

May 25, 2005. Tell a friend.

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