Monthly Archives: August 2010
Seattle Bubble has an interesting post. It says that many homebuyers in King County are apparently unwilling to Photo courtesy of photobucket.com. pay more for new construction than for used. Read about it here and please tell SeattleScape if you … Continue reading
Southern Sudan plans to rebuild cities in the region in the shapes of animals and fruit, according to this BBC News report. SeattleScape blogger Mark Hinshaw sees potential there. Here’s what he has to say: The World Institute for Anthropomorphic … Continue reading
My bus crosses the Aurora Bridge with its wonderful public view of Mount Rainier, the city, the ship canal, the Olympics and Cascades. Since we’re destined to lose our grand aerial view from the Alaskan Way Viaduct, the pending loss … Continue reading
As reported in yesterday’s DJC, the Sheraton Hotel is finally going to improve the dreadful blank wall along the western side of 7th Avenue between Pike and Union Streets created by its first and second towers. While I’m thrilled to … Continue reading
Chris Persons, executive director of Capitol Hill Housing, has some interesting things to say about what makes communities nice, in part based on a vacation his family took touring some of Washington’s cool places. Here is what he had to … Continue reading
Courtesy of photobucket.com. The Seattle Department of Planning and Development has an interesting chart that looks at construction permit turnaround data. The data is updated monthly and can be viewed here.
Downtown Seattle has its McGuire apartments, 25-story building the owner plans to demolish because it says construction defects are too expensive to fix — a contention the contractor disagrees with. Sarasota, Fla. has its 15-story Dolphin Tower condo complex, which engineers … Continue reading