WaMu Sends 293-Foot Valentine's Day Wish to Seattleites
--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WaMu (NYSE:WM):
WHEN: Wednesday-Thursday, February 13-14
TIME: Evenings of February 13 & 14
WHERE: WaMu Center
1301 Second Avenue
WHAT: With approximately 188 million cards exchanged each
season, it's easy to see why Valentine's Day ranks second
only to Christmas when it comes to giving greeting cards.
This year, WaMu is going to add to that total by
illuminating the Seattle skyline with a giant message for
Valentine's Day. On Valentine's Day Eve, Seattleites will
be the recipients of a special delivery from WaMu in the
form of a 293-foot Valentine that spells out L-O-V-E
vertically on the west side of WaMu Center. On the
afternoon of Wednesday, February 13, creation of the giant
Valentine will begin by strategically closing select
window blinds and turning on certain lights on the west
side of the building. The L-O-V-E message will remain in
place through Valentine's Day.
WHY: Having the capability to project images on WaMu Center is
a great way for WaMu to be a part of our hometown
community. It's fun, it's quirky and provides a perfect
opportunity to get into the spirit of Valentine's Day.
FACTS: -- To create the Valentine, building engineers carefully
study the elevation of the building and draft a plan that
helps them determine which blinds to close in order to
create a particular image.
-- Once the plan is complete, engineers estimate it will
take approximately 11,000 "turns" to create the L-O-V-E on
-- Creation of the Valentine will take over 15 man hours
-- The L-O-V-E Valentine will be 293' tall and 55' wide.
Darcy Donahoe-Wilmot, 206-500-2828