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April 17, 2003

Leaving behind an 'abomination'

  • Designers pursue a City Hall that expresses Seattle's civic spirit
    Shiels Obletz Johnsen

     Municipal Building
    City Hall
    Photos by Jon Silver
    The 1962 Municipal Building (top), based on a hospital design, will face the wrecking ball in July to make way for a civic plaza. Behind it stands the new City Hall building, (bottom).

    “The best thing about working in City Hall,” Seattle Mayor Charley Royer once quipped, “is that you don’t have to look at it.”

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