Controversy over Counterbalance Park

Counterbalance is an urban plaza in Seattle’s Queen Anne/Uptown neighborhood. Photo by Murase Associates

Photo by Murase Associates

An addition to Counterbalance Park at Queen Anne Avenue and Roy Street in Seattle is causing a debate about whether the public work of an architect should be changed without appropriate oversight. In this case, the work is by well-known Pacific Northwest landscape architect Robert Murase, who died in 2005. Here and here are some articles about the controversy.


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2 Responses to Controversy over Counterbalance Park

  1. You can help by contacting the City of Seattle Parks Department: Christopher Williams, Acting Superintendent ( and Michael Shiosaki, Parks and Recreation Director (!

  2. Flora Ninelles says:

    Another article came out Wednesday, April 18, in the Queen Anne News, It gives more recent information on Seattle Parks’ predicament.

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