Monthly Archives: November 2009

Forbes: Cal Anderson Park one of America’s best

Cal Anderson Park Capitol Hill’s Cal Anderson Park is among the nation’s “Top 12” urban parks, according to Forbes online. Other parks making the list were Central Park in New York, Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and Chicago’s Grant … Continue reading

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Macy’s garage makes silk purse into sow’s ear

Well OK, the old Bon Marche (now Macy’s) parking garage was never exactly a silk purse. But it was an example of a form of “moderne” architecture of which we in Seattle have precious few. The structure’s spare, horizontal lines, … Continue reading

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Gingerbread design story irks laid-off architects

A story in the Seattle Times today on the gingerbread village under construction at the Seattle Sheraton rubbed some Seattle architects the wrong way. It wasn’t really the story that bothered them, just that local architects decorating with candy are … Continue reading

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Help our new mayor with his homework

McGinn Note: I’ve edited this post to include a more direct route to the mayor-elect’s ear. Thanks, Brice! Want to help Mayor-elect Michael McGinn get off on the right foot? Have some ideas for him on what he should do … Continue reading

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More sidewalks? Depends on who’s paying

Forget it! A national survey shows that people strongly favor the development of communities with lots of sidewalks. But ask voters — and especially motorists — to actually pay to make that happen, and you get a very different answer. … Continue reading

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