Monthly Archives: July 2011

Please save Metro

Do we want to save Metro Transit service, or allow a 17% reduction? It’s amazing that it’s even a question. This city — riders, car commuters, our economy, sustainability — relies on transit. Yes there’s a cost, $20 per year per vehicle, but bus … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Neighborhoods, Planning, Politics, Seattle lifestyle, transportation, Zoning | 13 Comments

Trees and vines are taking over the ghost tower

Image courtesy of Just fourteen years ago, the Sathorn Unique skyscraper in Bangkok, Thailand was being built as one of the city’s fanciest residential addresses,  according to, which chronicles abandoned buildings. Never completed, it is yet another “ghost … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Engineering, Government, Historic, Landmarks, Neighborhoods, Planning, Politics | 3 Comments

Steven Holl pushes edge of design in China

  A New York Times article looks at a new design in China by Bremerton-born architect Steven Holl. The Vanke Center on the edge of the city of Shenzhen is a surreal hybrid — part building, part landscape, part infrastructure, … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Engineering, Government, Parks and open space, Planning | 1 Comment