Category Archives: Preservation

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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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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Controversy over Counterbalance Park

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 … 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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Seattle will look at taking down Madison Park fence

The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 on a proposal to remove a fence that blocks public access to a block-long swatch of Lake Washington shoreline, one block north of Madison … 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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City to consider opening up Madison Park shoreline

On the heels of a SeattleScape post by Patrick Doherty, the city of Seattle will consider removing a fence that blocks regular folks’ access to a block-long swatch of Lake Washington shoreline, one block north of the Madison Beach park. … Continue reading

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