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World’s Largest Chihuly Exhibit Breaks Ground In Seattle

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The largest Chihuly exhibit in the world Groundbreaking will be held Tuesday for the new Chihuly Garden at the base of Seattle’s Space Needle.

The Chihuly Garden will be a permanent exhibit at the Seattle Center that houses glass art by local and well-known artist Dale Chihuly.

It will open next year during the 50th anniversary of the 1962 World’s Fair inSeattle.

In April of last year, the Seattle Center asked for development proposals for what to do with the amusement park area known as the Fun Forest.

In December, the Chihuly exhibit was chosen, as well as KEXP, a University of Washington public radio station.

The two concepts were chosen by Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn in part to make the Seattle Center a “more vibrant” area that is more “art-friendly.”

The Chihuly Garden is expected to attract 400,000 visitors each year.

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