Category Archives: Landmarks

What’s in a name?

Place names are part of who we are as a city. Seattle’s standard misspellings and wrong (or unsanctioned?) names might be treasured quirks as well. Or are they opportunities to charmingly correct our friends and enliven parties? The answer is … Continue reading

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LEGO House connects architecture and play

The home of the LEGO brick opens in Billund, Denmark. Are you ready to play?   Photo by Iwan Baan BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group and LEGO bring the toy scale of the classic LEGO brick to architectural scale with LEGO House, forming … Continue reading

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Appreciating brutalism, even if it isn’t beautiful

Some brutalist buildings are being saved. Some are being mourned. Recently in the DJC:  Brutalism being banished but not all think it’s ugly For all the Brutalist buildings that go down without a fight, a few get a loving farewell. … Continue reading

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What are they building down there?

You may not be able to hear the rumbling from the street, but Bertha is now tunneling through Zone 8.  As of December 15, she has traveled 6,646 of 9,270 feet and the tunnel is now 70% complete. Seattle Tunnel Partners … Continue reading

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Hotels – on restoring and enhancing history

The Palladian Hotel, in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood, opened late last year after being gutted and restored. ┬áThe 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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