We’ve all seen clock towers outside government and public buildings – but how often have you had a chance to help shape their design? Well, here’s your chance.
We’re building a new Amtrak train station in Tacoma. The City of Tacoma and the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) for the project want you to hear what you think about the three design concepts.
The station is being built in a section of Freighthouse Square adjacent to the existing Sound Transit station. It’s needed because we’re rerouting passenger rail service as part of an $800 million passenger rail improvement program throughout Washington.
The idea for a clock tower was developed after numerous public meetings and sessions with the CAC. They want it to help travelers locate the train station, but more importantly they want it to serve as an iconic landmark for the surrounding Tacoma Dome District.
The city and the CAC want to hear from the public.
The design team has developed three clock tower concepts to help determine the best theme for the final design. One is a modern take on a traveler in motion, another design references the timber train trestles of the past with updated design features, and the third combines a futuristic take with a historical bent for a clock tower that suggests the shape rather than a complete tower.
Now’s your chance to weigh in on the three design concepts. Your input will be used to shape the final design for the station, which will open in 2017.
Check out each design and vote by visiting the station website and linking to an online survey. Comment on the concepts and then pick your favorite. Voting is open until June 8.