New York artist Jean Shin is working with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and its design team to incorporate art at new facilities at the transfer station during Phase II of the project. By referencing the topography of the site before 1966 when the North Transfer Station was built, RECLAIMED brings the memory of the former landscape to the new Transfer Station plaza.
The artwork expresses these natural forms through the use of industrial materials—10,000 linear feet of rebar that will be reclaimed from the site during the upcoming demolition of the current NTS building. Liberated from the architectural structure, the recycled rebar will form the organic, colorful linear contours of the previously existing landscape into sculptural forms. Additionally colored pathways will cut through the landmasses to create topography through the plaza.