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Architecture & Engineering


By Clair Enlow

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September 27, 2017

Design Perspectives: On the waterfront: Lush plantings, 4 edgy kiosks

Special to the Journal

Bertha finished tunneling last spring, more than two years late. With the new underground route for state Route 99 moving ahead, the dream of a post-viaduct waterfront seems more like a reality — even though the aerial highway is not coming down until 2019.

After the rubble is cleared, the biggest element of Seattle's new waterfront will be Alaskan Way — rebuilt as a multimodal street next to the new seawall and promenade.

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