b’End Tunnel

Seattle, WA

b’End Tunnel is a public art plan for series of public exhibitions, events, installations, and design proposals to celebrate the Battery Street Tunnel, in its final years of service — in Seattle.

The current plans are calling for the Battery Street Tunnel to be closed and filled with material from the demolished Alaskan Way Viaduct (beginning in 2019), and the b’End Tunnel proposal consists of four distinct project elements each designed to engage the community in conversation regarding the past, present, and future of the Battery Street Tunnel.

“The b’End Tunnel Public Art Plan was a prelude to Recharge the Battery and was intended to inspire new ideas about how to implement urban change — within existing governmental mechanisms — in response to grassroots community/arts efforts, generated by public art initiatives…”

The b’End Tunnel Public Art Plan was developed in collaboration with Washington Department of Transportation, Seattle Department of Transportation, and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture — as a prelude to Recharge the Battery.

For more information visit the official website for Recharge the Battery — or visit RTB’s social media pages on Instagram and Facebook.