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Tour the new Fire Station 21 at Saturday’s open house

The Defenders of Greenwood moved into their new Fire Station 21 a few weeks ago, but their grand opening celebration is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The station will be “out of service” during the open house so fire fighters can concentrate on showing community members around the new station, and let them sit inside the fire truck.

The open house is sponsored by the Seattle Fire Department and Seattle Fire Fighters Union Local 27. They’ll provide refreshments and children’s activities. Up to 2,000 people are expected at the new station, which is at 7304 Greenwood Ave. N.
At the open house, the 12-foot-tall rock and glass sculpture by artist Perri Lynch will be dedicated. Called “Moment to Moment,” the sculpture will be lit by LED lights that will change from a bluish-green when the firefighters are in the station, to a reddish-orange when they are called out.
You can read a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the sculpture on Lynch’s website, and you can read our August feature story on the making of the sculpture here. Lynch says the artwork lighting should be functional by the end of December.