New local landmark debuts outside Seattle Art Museum

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SEATTLE —

 Hundreds of people crammed into a block of downtown Seattle Sunday night for the unveiling of a new local landmark.

 The Seattle Art Museum unveiled the new permanent display called Mirror, an ever-changing work that in many ways mirrors the city around it and it debuted to rave reviews.

 The work by Doug Aitkin is the city’s newest landmark located on the outside of the museum and shows images of the Northwest.  Watch a video of the debut

 “I especially like the lights that cascade up the building.  When they're going on and off they look like water, which is such a big part of Seattle. I think it’s beautiful,” said one person who came to see the display.

 Museum directors hope people will turn the corner anticipating what they’ll see there.

 For the unveiling of Mirror, the city shut down First Avenue to make room for the crowd.

 Hundreds came to witness the moment when a museum’s newest work of art spilled into the city around it.

 Except for special occasions with music, Mirror will be a visual display only.

 It will be on each day from 7 a.m.-1 a.m.