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Architecture & Engineering


By Clair Enlow

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April 27, 2011

Design Perspectives: Will Seattle's streets be ready for a tunnel?

Special to the Journal

Every time a highway has been run through a city, it's been justified for making quicker trips between far-flung points. But the minutes trimmed from those trips came at a very high price, with devastation and blight all along the highway path.

When the Alaskan Way Viaduct was built over half a century ago, the waterfront was still regarded as a place for working, not walking.

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