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May 14, 2014 at 12:22 PM

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Installation of 46-foot-tall 'Echo' at Olympic Sculpture Park


BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Crews install the new 46-foot tall sculpture, "Echo," by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, at the Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Sculpture Park May 13, 2014. Assembling the sculpture from inside is Cody Thomaselli, Glenn Kearney and in the cherry picker is Roger Waterhouse, all technicians at Artech, the Renton company installing the piece. Sellen Contracting prepped the site by building the foundation, and Metalab, a Houston company that has installed several of Plensa's works, designed the site.

BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Technicians from Artech in Renton work on installing the new 46-foot tall sculpture, "Echo," by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa. "It's the largest we've ever installed," said Joe Meppelink of Metalab. "It's going together like a Swiss watch. It's very well made," Meppelink added. The towering sculpture, made of polyester resin, marble dust and steel, faces the Olympic mountains. The final piece will be installed Wednesday.

BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Assembling the sculpture from inside is Cody Thomaselli and Glenn Kearney, and in the cherry picker is Roger Waterhouse, all technicians at Artech, the Renton company installing the piece.

BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Crews work on installing the new 46-foot tall sculpture, "Echo," by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, at the Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Sculpture Park.

BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

A crow flies by while crews work on installing the new 46-foot tall sculpture, "Echo," by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, at the Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Sculpture Park.

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