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Architecture & Engineering


By Clair Enlow

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January 30, 2019

Design Perspectives: Elegant solution? Selig offers $10M to help fund bridge in exchange for taller waterfront building

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The 75 Marion project is out of the box. It will replace a piece of the solid old industrial brick waterfront with a new glassy tower — a retail-office complex, topped with housing — and it clearly will command enviable views and get attention.

It's no surprise that the future of the block between Alaskan Way and Western Avenue — right across from the Colman Dock ferry terminal — will be very different. Beginning this year, it'll be freed up on three sides: first by the viaduct demolition (including the Columbia Street on-ramp) and later when the Marion Street Bridge comes down on the north side.

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