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Architecture & Engineering


By Clair Enlow

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June 2, 2010

Design Perspectives: Walk, stop and sit for a while in Burien

  • The city has become “a textbook example of first-tier suburban revitalization.”
    Special to the Journal

    Photos by Clair Enlow [enlarge]
    The one-story, mid-century shape and scale is still there along 152nd Avenue Southwest in Burien. Welcoming street fixtures are a recent public investment that has spurred revitalization.

    Which came first: the dignified street planters or the popular watering hole? They seem to belong together, like old friends along Southwest 152nd Street in Burien, but neither was there a decade ago.

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