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Old February 10th, 2012, 07:10 PM   #61
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:facepalm: 1200 Madison is a GOOD name... Makes it sound all New Yorky and upscale... how exactly did they come up with coppins well?
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Old February 10th, 2012, 08:19 PM   #62
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Yeah, that's a terrible name.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 09:19 PM   #63
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Sounds like some weird (for Americans) Welsh or English expression. Kind of like me learning to say "key" when I see the word quay.

Edit: If this is where they got it from I wasn't too far off: http://stjohnstreet.thornburyroots.c...%20streams.htm

Still not a good name but I can understand developers are desperate for names if they don't want to use the address.

Edit2: So this looks like where the name is derived from (still not good):

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm...m&File_Id=3095
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The Bubbling Forest

One quality that attracted the first settlers to their hill was that it bubbled. They moved over from the exposed Alki Point in 1852 both for the protected harbor of Elliott Bay and for the springs on First Hill. Even before his heroic clear-cutting of the hill, Seattle's first industrialist tapped its fresh water. Yesler collected the flow in a large cistern near the present site of City Hall Park. From there the hill's hydraulics was delivered along an elevated flume to his mill and to the few homes collected around Pioneer Place.

In 1875 -- years after Yesler had cleared First Hill of its forest -- the bridge builder Charles Coppin dug a six-foot wide well 135 deep at the southeast corner of 9th Avenue and Columbia Street. The spring Coppins tapped was capable of giving 900,000 gallons of "the finest quality water" every 24 hours. It was a prudent tap, for no one as yet needed 900,0000 gallons. When new, Coppinšs pumping tower looked down on stump fields.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 04:38 AM   #64
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Come cop a feel at Coppins Well.

I should be in marketing.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 03:49 AM   #65
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And a Coppins Well to you, sir.
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Old February 19th, 2012, 03:46 AM   #66
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The brick work on the building is actually looking pretty nice. Just my two cents.
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Old February 21st, 2012, 03:37 PM   #67
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nice build but the area looks poor
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Old February 21st, 2012, 03:42 PM   #68
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Hahaha it's surrounded by hospitals. How does the area look poor?
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Old March 4th, 2012, 11:25 PM   #69
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Old March 5th, 2012, 12:32 AM   #70
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Hm... Not particularly flattering.
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Old March 5th, 2012, 12:57 AM   #71
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EW! It looks cheap.
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Old March 5th, 2012, 04:20 AM   #72
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It really does look ugly. But I didn't want to say anything.

I will say, however, that I love those little townhouse unit things at the street level. Are they townhouses? Anyway they look really pedestrian-friendly. And it's still great density for a growing city.
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Old March 5th, 2012, 04:55 AM   #73
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The real brick on the bottom looks much better than the fake stuff.
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Old March 5th, 2012, 05:05 AM   #74
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Look at the intricate brick work! Hahaha! Whose "brick" facade looks better, this or Colman?
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Old March 5th, 2012, 05:33 AM   #75
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Look at the intricate brick work! Hahaha! Whose "brick" facade looks better, this or Colman?
I don't think the Coleman's facade is trying to look like bricks, it's completely horizontal stripes with no vertical "mortar". It just happens to be brick colored and I think it looks pretty good. Go look at the pics vashon posted today in the Coleman's thread. It kind of looks like nice house siding without the overlap.
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Old March 5th, 2012, 06:58 AM   #76
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Yeah I know. It was more a reference to us all thinking it was brick in the renderings then to all of our surprises it wasn't. The same kind of thing happened here.
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Old March 5th, 2012, 07:52 AM   #77
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I never expect real hand-laid brickwork unless I'm told otherwise. These days, almost all of the brick you see comes from pre-formed panels. They don't make 'em like they used to.
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Old March 5th, 2012, 09:18 AM   #78
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First thought when I saw these panels was, cheap looking! To bad..
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Old March 5th, 2012, 09:21 AM   #79
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Out of curiosity, when has that ever happened? I'm not saying it won't be decent, I am just curious if anybody remembering a project where the fished building looked nicer than the rendering.

I think this apt. Building looks like an airport hotel.
Funny....your comment fits in well. Airport hotel is a great visual, this is the new Red Lion on First Hill!!
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Old March 5th, 2012, 09:52 AM   #80
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It's not as good as I was hoping, but I don't find it offensive or anything. Worst case scenario is it will be generic infill.
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