Category Archives: Historic

Frank Lloyd Wright campus to get updated lighting

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s imaginative Taliesin Spring will receive an update from award winning lighting designer and founder of Studio Lux, Christopher Thompson, who will introduce energy-efficient technology to the historic site. Photo courtesy of Studio Lux Taliesin Spring was … Continue reading

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New bilingual signs in Chinatown-International District

Bilingual street name signs will be installed this summer at more than 30 intersections in Seattle’s Chinatown and Japantown neighborhood through a partnership of the city and the Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area. Mayor Mike McGinn said in a press … Continue reading

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MOHAI is Awesome

Photo courtesy of LMN Architects The new Museum of History & Industry, which recently relocated to its beautiful adaptation of the Naval Reserve Armory at South Lake Union Park, sounded worthy of a good hour at most. Nice little museum in a … Continue reading

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Redmond company introducing construction set for Space Needle replica

  Redmond-based Eitech America will introduce into the U.S.  market by September a construction set for building a three-foot replica of Seattle’s famous Space Needle. Image courtesy of Eitech Bobby King, Eitech America’s president, said in a press release that … Continue reading

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Redevelopment planned at Melrose and Pine

  Ground Zero – Melrose and Pine Madison Development Group plans to redevelop the “Bauhaus Books and Coffee” block on Capitol Hill. Photos by Patrick Doherty To read the Capitol Hill Seattle Blog and its various commenters, that’s exactly how … Continue reading

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City to remove Madison Park fence

The city of Seattle will remove a fence in the Madison Park neighborhood that for decades has blocked public access to a block-long swatch of Lake Washington shoreline, one block north of Madison Beach park. The decision by Acting Seattle … Continue reading

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Popular Mechanics looks at 520 replacement project

Rendering courtesy of Washington State Department of Transportation Popular Mechanics has the inside story on how exactly crews will replace the 48-year-old  state Route 520 floating bridge across Lake Washington with a new six-lane bridge. If you’re wondering how they … Continue reading

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Is Third and Pike a bad area for retail?

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce reporter Marc Stiles recently quoted a source as saying that J.C. Penney has pulled the plug on plans for a store in the Kress Building at Third Avenue and Pike Street in downtown Seattle. Neither … Continue reading

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Groups work to save Bowery’s historic buildings

The New York Times has an interesting article on real estate development in New York’s Bowery. It looks at preservationists efforts to save historic buildings on the “original boulevard of broken dreams.” The story notes that generic glass-and-steel towers, trendy … Continue reading

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Trees and vines are taking over the ghost tower

Image courtesy of abandonedjourney.com 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 abandonedjourney.com, which chronicles abandoned buildings. Never completed, it is yet another “ghost … Continue reading

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