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Compass

Alan Storey

Bellevue City Hall

A multi-story compass signals Bellevue’s history, changing with everyone who comes and goes at City Hall.

© Alan Storey, Compass, 2006, aluminum, stainless steel, Collection of the City of Bellevue, Photo by Spike Mafford

The interior concourse of Bellevue City Hall terminates with a classic Northwest view of sky and mountains. That view, along with Bellevue’s history of boating and compass manufacturing, gave artist Alan Storey the inspiration for this precise geometric aluminum and stainless steel sculpture, which runs the entire height of the building’s exterior. Using the visual language of nautical navigation instruments—such as the compass, sextant and spectroscope—the slender, silver form connects the building’s balcony to the ground below.
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© Alan Storey, Compass, 2006, aluminum, stainless steel, Collection of the City of Bellevue, Photo by Spike Mafford
© Alan Storey, Compass, 2006, aluminum, stainless steel, Collection of the City of Bellevue, Photo by Spike Mafford
© Alan Storey, Compass, 2006, aluminum, stainless steel, Collection of the City of Bellevue, Photo by Spike Mafford

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Bellevue City Hall

Once the site of a commercial telecommunications office space that fell fallow, Bellevue City Hall is now a world-class civic center. Located downtown at NE 4th Street and 110th Ave NE, the spacious building and public plaza features four artworks commissioned from three Pacific Northwest artists. Inspired by Bellevue’s evolution and surrounding natural beauty, the…

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