Skateable sculpture unveiled at Seattle's Jefferson Park

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on June 21, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Updated Sunday, Jun 22 at 6:02 PM

A bright red sculpture at Jefferson Park is beautiful to look at, but it's also totally skateable.

X Games medalist and other pro skateboarders were there to help celebrate the grand opening of the Red Bull Skate Space on Saturday - International Go Skateboarding Day.

Pudwill and Oregon based artist C.J. Rench have been designing the Red Bull Skate Space together since early 2013.

"This project is a true collaboration with art and skateboarding, and Seattle is the perfect city to host this innovative work of art,” said Pudwill.

“Bridging the game between art and sport is such a cool concept, but once we finished putting this up I realized that we had done it,” said Rench. “Seeing moms and dads sitting on the sculpture as their kids skated around, it was just icing on the cake to see all of these people enjoy one art piece so differently.”

The sculpture is made of 11,000 solid pounds of steel and stretches more than 50 feet wide and 22 feet tall.

Multiple forklifts along with the assistance of an 18-ton crane were needed to lift all of the pieces off the truck.

Red Bull teamed up with the City of Seattle to commission an art to design the space.

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