Tacoma Urbanist

Apr. 20, 2008 at 10:20am

*Found Art* At Tacoma Condo Tour

Sunday is slow day for the Tacoma blogosphere.

Yet, I did find something sort of interesting yesterday worth reporting on.

Found Art:




A close up:

 

The object is used as a hub in the middle of turn around circle for cars.  The area is still under construction.

Commentary


 Beats a "water feature" one usually sees at this location.

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Comments

by Jake on 4/20/2008 @ 11:17am
Is it spinning? Is it an oversized push light thing?
I think I would take a water feature.

by NineInchNachos on 4/20/2008 @ 8:15pm
for christ sake!! It's Kunstler's UFO LANDING STRIP!!!!


speaking of Kunstler, do I still get the winning tickets? Are they box seats? Thanks.

by Erik on 4/20/2008 @ 8:57pm
for christ sake!! It's Kunstler's UFO LANDING STRIP!!!!

Close RR. The stainless steel object IS THE UFO..

Actually, the Esplanade gets pretty high marks for overall urban design.



speaking of Kunstler, do I still get the winning tickets? Are they box seats? Thanks.

They are yours.

by Jake on 4/20/2008 @ 11:01pm
I still don't understand why that large 1 story section fronting Dock Street doesn't have some sort of garden area or patio on the roof. From what I hear they are just putting colored rocks up there with no resident access. For residents with a view of it , it might remind them of Las Vegas hotel rooms overlooking the 1 story gaming area's roofs.

by Adam the Alien on 4/21/2008 @ 2:34am
I've been watching too much Doctor Who. I looked at that thing and immediately translated the visual to a number of Whoniverse things it could be (random stereotypical ship, silver-ized bubble from the interior of the old-style TARDIS, top of a Dalek, etc). It actually kind of looks like it's...not real, in those pictures. Especially the bottom one. Like it's the sort of not-quite-top-grade CGI used in Doctor Who since it started up again in '05.

by jenyum on 4/21/2008 @ 12:09pm
A. says it looks "like a pie with whipped cream smoothed all over it."

Makes me want to drive down there and touch it, see what it's really like.

by Erik on 4/21/2008 @ 3:39pm
Makes me want to drive down there and touch it, see what it's really like.

Its an unique piece as it looks to a large continuous piece of stainless steel. No stucco or plastic.

Perhaps your kids will want to try to climb up it. The place is closed off for now. When it opens up for traffic, it will be too late.

looked at that thing and immediately translated the visual to a number of Whoniverse things it could be (random stereotypical ship

Yes, it makes a good alien ship as is. No modifications necessary. There are not a lot of places that could manufacture an object like this.

by jenyum on 4/21/2008 @ 4:34pm
I walked out there and looked at it, touched it. It's basically a big round lump of stainless steel. It looks like they may be adding some additional features to the turnaround area. It's really not as interesting as the pictures.

by Adam the Alien on 4/21/2008 @ 8:34pm
Yeah, the real beauty here is in the pictures themselves - and there's nothing wrong with that at all, says I. Truly, photography is a beautiful thing.

by NineInchNachos on 4/21/2008 @ 8:58pm
a big hubcap?

by Erik on 4/21/2008 @ 9:30pm
a big hubcap?

Perhaps. Just think of the vehicle it must have come from.