Bellevue City Hall
A multi-story compass signals Bellevue’s history, changing with everyone who comes and goes at City Hall.
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Like much of Storey’s artwork, Compass is kinetic and interactive. The building’s front doors send a signal to a viewfinder mounted on the balcony’s guardrail. Every time the doors open and close, the piece moves to frame a slightly different point and direction—a reminder that each person who enters City Hall contributes a unique point of view. Meanwhile, the mirror-like surfaces of the sculpture reflect its surroundings, bringing the viewer into the landscape and the landscape onto the balcony.
Alan Storey. Compass. Video: Bellevue TV
About the Location
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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