Engine 32 Â½ (2017) was commissioned by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture complementary to the renovation of West Seattle Fire Station 32. Architectural integration was a requirement throughout the design process; Engineered Artworks worked with city representatives in collaboration with the architectural firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson to select the ideal location and dimensions of the final piece. The sculptureâ€™s vertical location reflects that of the fire stationâ€™s tall rectangular hose tower, and its headlights illuminate the stationâ€™s public entrance. Fire Station 32 is an award-winning institutional renovation with LEED Platinum certification.
Conceived through a series of conversations with local neighbors and first responders, Engine 32 Â½ is a large-scale fabricated steel version of a wooden 1920â€™s toy fire truck gifted to the firehouse by a much-loved community member. The ladders of Engine 32 Â½ extend and come alive behind the apparatus, representing the speed and urgency of the firefightersâ€™ mission.Â
Dimensions: 26â€™ x 4â€™ x 5â€™
Fully operational headlights/ signal lights