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Architecture & Engineering


By Clair Enlow

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November 26, 2003

Bold strokes will lead us back to the bay

  • The popular fixes for Seattle's waterfront are burying the viaduct, connecting the market to the bay and adding greenspace.
    Design Perspectives

    A hundred years ago the urban waterfront was a tough, busy place where the international transfer of goods happened. The water itself was a universal sink for sewage.

    Then came the highway-crazed days of the mid-20th century, and the waterfront became a literal freeway -- a way to skirt the city, relatively free of obstructions.

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