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August 17, 2000

City Hall Plaza celebrates Northwest

Journal Staff Reporter

From its red-paneled sun wall to its dancing water jets, the City Hall Civic Plaza will reflect many elements that make the Northwest unique, according to designers.

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Schematic designs for the City Hall Plaza show a bank of red doors leading to the Cultural Cafe and retail, as well as a staircase leading from the corner of Fourth and James to the lobby.

Seattle's new living room will combine what designers call a "ceremonial staircase" to enter City Hall from Fourth Avenue with a plaza enticing people to take in the dancing water show or walk past hinged red doors to the Cultural Cafe.

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