Monthly Archives: July 2010

Here’s what crossing the 520 bridge will look like

The Washington State Transportation has posted a video simulation of what traveling across the new Evergreen Point floating bridge will be like. The video comes with some trendy music for your listening enjoyment. Next month the Washington State Department of … Continue reading

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Park design mistreats public

I’m writing about a little park along a major regional paved trail. The park will go nameless here…no sense embarrassing the design team or owner. It’s actually a nice park, depending on the weather. The temperature was in the low 80s yesterday … Continue reading

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Tunnel Referendum Already Scheduled

My SeattleScape colleague Matt Hays has done a great job of laying out some of the tired arguments in favor of the waterfront tunnel boondoggle in his SeattleScape post below. I won’t bother to refute them because others far more … Continue reading

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Let’s no-go tunnel referendum idea

The other concepts have MORE cost risk. Continue reading

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Seattle Children’s uses Toyota-like efficiency practices

The New York Times has an interesting article on how Seattle Children’s hospital is using an efficiency system to help it avoid some capital spending.  Here’s the story.

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‘Windfall’: Catch it while you can

Last month, an engaging temporary public art installation, “Windfall,” opened at Seattle Center next to the new Theater Commons and Donnelly Gardens. Created by Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo of Lead Pencil Studio in Seattle, “Windfall” consists of some 1,000 … Continue reading

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Creating of a new central waterfront neighborhood

The Alaskan Way Viaduct and downtown Seattle. Photo courtesy of Clair Enlow. Reading Clair Enlow’s very insightful piece in yesterday’s DJC gave me hope.  For too long all I’ve heard about is the proposed new Central Waterfront park that could … Continue reading

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