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Brewing Storm; Stand of Firs; Longacres

Glenn Rudolph

Chinook Building

Etched images on the Chinook Building façade capture evocative local landscapes.

Glenn Rudolph. Brewing Storm, Pacific Coast Trail, 2007. Sandblasted and pigmented granite. Chinook Building, Seattle, WA. King County Public Art Collection. Photo: joefreemanjunior.com

Sandblasted images on the north and south façades of the Chinook Building in Seattle capture three evocative King County landscapes, as documented by longtime Pacific Northwest photographer, Glenn Rudolph.

Two of the images are etched into the north wall: Brewing Storm, Pacific Crest Trail shows an electrical storm forming on the crest of the Cascade Mountains, between Stampede and Tacoma Passes, as the light was shifting rapidly. Stand of Firs, Cumberland depicts a clear-cut area in the Cascade foothills as the sun broke through the cloud cover to illuminate a stand of fir trees. On the south wall, Longacres, Kent reveals the ghostly infield of the abandoned Longacres Racetrack, which once resembled the famed Longchamp Racecourse in Paris, centering on a Hawthorne tree during a squall at dusk. The original photographs hang in the building’s first floor hallways.
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Glenn Rudolph. Brewing Storm, Pacific Coast Trail, 2007. Sandblasted and pigmented granite. Chinook Building, Seattle, WA. King County Public Art Collection. Photo: joefreemanjunior.com
Glenn Rudolph. Brewing Storm, Pacific Coast Trail, 2007. Sandblasted and pigmented granite. Chinook Building, Seattle, WA. King County Public Art Collection. Photo: joefreemanjunior.com
Glenn Rudolph. Stand of Firs, Cumberland, 2007. Sandblasted and pigmented granite. Chinook Building, Seattle, WA. King County Public Art Collection. Photo: joefreemanjunior.com

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Chinook Building

King County’s Chinook Building houses a number of county services and workspace for more than 1,400 employees. The 13-story structure opened in 2007 and was rated LEED Gold for its sustainable building technologies, including a green roof, efficient water and energy use, and indoor environmental quality. Wright Runstad & Company developed the Chinook Building for…

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