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Architecture & Engineering


By Clair Enlow

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August 23, 2000

Design Perspectives -- Jet City meets Italian hill town

  • The Civic Center design team is living up to the dreams of Seattle, but the design carries some of the political and aesthetic baggage of the decade.
  • The stakes have never been higher for a design team in Seattle. With the new City Hall and block-sized plaza, the opportunity for fashioning a physical heart for the city is historic. We've lived with the second-hand, second-rate design of the 40-year-old Municipal Building long enough.

    The designers face a formidable collective challenge: Ask the right questions, dream the right dream and get it right this time.

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