This symbolic bed was constructed on a bench in Pioneer Square. Many cities have recently been adding an extra arm rest in the middle of public benches to prevent the homeless from sleeping on them.
Many of Seattle's homeless shelters are located in Pioneer Square. When the shelters fill up, the people who are turned away are left out on the streets. It is not a coincidence that all of the benches in Pioneer Square have an additional arm rest, prohibiting people from lying down.
Great job, Down Town Association. Ya, assholes!
Where are the homeless to sleep?
The materials for the bed installation were left to be disassembled by people in need. The pillow and both blankets were donated by friends. --Thanks, guys!