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Our Future Waterfront, Sept. 24

Big changes are coming to Seattle’s downtown waterfront – a new seawall that protects the city and improves habitat, the world’s largest-diameter bored tunnel to connect the city and the region, and 26 blocks of new parks, paths and public space that will reconnect Seattle to Elliott Bay. As part of The Next Fifty – a six-month celebration of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and its legacy – Seattle Center is hosting a special event on Monday to help people envision what the future holds.

Our Future Waterfront event:  Monday, Sept. 24;12 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Open house and model display. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Project presentation and discussion, Seattle Center Armory/Center House

During the day, explore interactive models of the State Route 99 tunnel boring machine, plans for rebuilding the Elliott Bay Seawall and the Concept Design for Seattle’s Central Waterfront. In the evening, geek out on details for the Elliott Bay Seawall, SR 99 tunnel and Waterfront Seattle projects during a presentation and discussion with agency directors and industry experts.

“Updating our transportation infrastructure is part-and-parcel to the Next 50 focus, to envision future possibilities for sustainable and thriving communities locally and beyond,” said Seattle Center Director Robert Nellams.

“We’re proud to take part in Seattle Center’s Next 50 celebration,” said Linea Laird, Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program administrator and head of the SR 99 Tunnel Project. “The world-class SR 99 tunnel epitomizes the legacy of our world’s fair and its focus on using technology to create a better future.”

If you are unable to attend, check out the SR 99 tunnel boring machine model at Milepost 31, located at 211 First Ave S. in Seattle, between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

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