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Bloomsday group's wall cut-out feature in action, in sunlight

Pictures usually do a lot more than words at explaining architectural details.

Today's SR story on the new Lilac Bloomsday Association office building is a great example.

The story said that project manager Chad McDonald decided to add a few touches to the building to make it more appealing.

The story said:  "McDonald asked a relative to design several short steel panels with cutout shapes of runners and the words “Run” and “Spokane.” He fastened those panels to the street-facing edges of the four steel canopies that hang about 6 feet off the ground and that reach out about 3 feet from the westside exterior wall."

So how does that look? This image from McDonald's phone gives some idea of the visual impact. Granted, it's still not visually clean and simple. The two lower words are in fact the cast shadows created by the words cut into the steel edges.

Photo: Chad McDonald

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