A Glass Act

by Brian Fortner, Contributing Editor; Civil Engineering Magazine, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2001, Vol. 71, Issue 1, Pg. 46-51

Document Type: Feature article


The Museum of Glass under construction in Tacoma, Washington, is the centerpiece of a plan to develop brownfield sites on the Thea Foss Waterway. The $57.3-million museum project includes a 90 ft (27 m) high cone structure that will contain a working glass art studio. In cooperation with the museum, the city of Tacoma is building a pedestrian bridge that will link the historic downtown area to the museum and waterfront property. The city also is building a parking garage beneath the museum, all of which will be complete by July 2002.

Subject Headings: Public buildings | Glass | Parking facilities | Construction sites | Waterways | Urban areas | Project management

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