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Skanska Introduces Public Arts Space in Downtown Seattle

Skanska Introduces Public Arts Space in Downtown Seattle

The Seattle City Council has announced that Skanska’s 38-Story office project 2+U has officially met the city’s public benefit amenity requirements with the opening of The Square in the Urban Village and The Studio. Teaming up with the Downtown Seattle Association and Shunpike, Skanska’s new projects provide creative space for local artists plus year round programming and entertainment for the surrounding community.

The Square is a 13,000 square-foot outdoor community space that is part of the Urban Village, the site of arts and entertainment programming that will range from outdoor movies to concerts to food trucks. The Studio, also located in the Urban Village, is a 1,100 square-foot rehearsal and presentation space, which is being managed by Shunpike.

Skanska’s executive VP and GM Murphy McCullough said in a news release, “This is a special moment for the arts community, the surrounding neighborhood, and for those who love to experience the amazing performances of our local artists.”


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