Category Archives: Landmarks

Hotels – on restoring and enhancing history

The Palladian Hotel, in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood, opened late last year after being gutted and restored.  The century-old brick building began life as the Calhoun Hotel, and was later turned into apartments. An extensive 18-month remodel transformed the 60,000-square-foot space … Continue reading

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The Smith Tower Reinvented

The newly rebranded Smith Tower, complete with ‘speakeasy,’ opens today, August 25! Inspired by the roaring 20s, the 35th floor Smith Tower Observatory includes the Temperance Cafe and Bar.  Now you can have a cocktail and a banh mi sandwich … Continue reading

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Turn those substation sites into parks

This former substation site at 3904 N.E. 65th St. was sold last year for development. Photos by Cass Turnbull. Posted by Cass Turnbull ‘It’s not right’.’That’s what I thought when I heard Seattle City Light was going to sell 35 … Continue reading

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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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