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    This $30 million project includes a connecting plaza, a drop-off area for light rail users, a retail space with dedicated parking, and 35,000 squ… Read More
    This $30 million project includes a connecting plaza, a drop-off area for light rail users, a retail space with dedicated parking, and 35,000 square feet to be held for future transit-oriented development. "With ample space for people to live, work, and shop, the new Angle Lake station will serve as a true transit-oriented development south of the airport," said Sound Transit Board Chair and King County Executive Dow Constantine. "And anyone who's searched for a spot at area park-and-ride lots will appreciate the 1,000 stalls in this garage." The garage and plaza are part of the 1.6-mile South 200th Link Extension that Sound Transit broke ground on last year and is working to open in September 2016, four years earlier than planned in the voter-approved Sound Transit 2 ballot measure. Sound Transit has been working closely with the Port of Seattle and City of SeaTac on the project. When complete, service to Angle Lake Station will connect 5,400 average weekday riders to the system and provide congestion-free 40-minute rides to downtown Seattle. "The South 200th Link Extension and Angle Lake Station area are important investments for the region," said Sound Transit Boardmember and King County Council Vice Chair Joe McDermott. "Not only will more people be able to ride light rail, but the station will also serve as the southern terminus for the system until service to the Kent/Des Moines area begins in 2023." With light rail ridership continuing to grow, parking spots fill up quickly at the Tukwila International Boulevard light rail station. Once completed, the new garage at South 200th Street will increase parking capacity for riders seeking to use light rail. "The City of SeaTac has worked closely with Sound Transit in the development of Angle Lake Station and we are committed to growing transit use," said SeaTac City Manager Todd Cutts. "Angle Lake Station can do that and more. We look forward to the station area becoming a centerpiece of the SeaTac community and spurring future economic development." Construction on the garage and plaza is scheduled to begin this fall. Read Less
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ANGLE LAKE TRANSIT STATION

Angle Lake Station is a new form of social Infrastructure. With ample space for people to live, work, and play, the seven acre, 400,000 square foot mixed-use complex provides essential intermodal public transportation, but also important public spaces, helping to bridge gaps among diverse socioeconomic groups, to cross the chasms of race, economic class and form new social boundaries that foster a greater sense of community to create a modern day civic space. 

The result of an international design/build competition, Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza is an Envision designed sustainable mixed-use facility consisting of a 1-acre connecting plaza and community event spaces, a drop-off area for light rail users, retail space with dedicated bike storage and parking and a 35,000 square-foot parcel for future transit-oriented development. It also includes a parking structure for 1,150 cars designed to accommodate conversion to new future uses. One of the main architectural features is the structures façade constructed from 7,500 custom extruded aluminum planks and encompassing more than 100,000 square feet of area.

Inspired by William Forsythe’s improvisational piece ‘Dance Geometry’ where dancers connect their bodies by matching lines in space that could be bent, tossed or otherwise distorted, the façade design explores the possibilities where simple straight lines are composed to produce an infinite number of movements and positions with little need for transition. This idea lessens the need to think about the end result and focus more on discovering new ways of movement and transformations’. Using a mathematical formula of ruled surface geometry, the undulating façade is formed by connecting two curves with a series of straight lines to form the surface of the façade. Each of the custom aluminum façade elements were designed and segmented into standardized sizes for the most efficient structural shape and material form, while maximizing production, fabrication and installation cost efficiency. This technique allowed the design team to work with complex curved forms and rationalize them into simple, cost-effective standardized components, making them easy to fabricate and efficient to install. The entire façade was installed in less than three weeks without the use of cranes or special equipment.
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle
Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza, Seatac, Seattle