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Old December 18th, 2015, 10:34 PM   #121
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Suggestions for renaming Amgen Court West? Maybe even Helix Way but definitely time for a name change from the Amgen days. I'll pass any serious suggestions along.
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Old December 18th, 2015, 10:45 PM   #122
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Let's see, WaMu Ave? SeaFirst St.? McDonnell-Douglas Drive?
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Old December 18th, 2015, 10:59 PM   #123
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Expedia Expressway?
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Old December 18th, 2015, 11:01 PM   #124
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There are a lot of options in this article.

Finntown?

Or name it after Thomas Burke or Daniel Gilman that started their interurban line there to move workers between Seattle and Ballard.

I love this section:
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The trolley cars were powered by electricity generated in the basement of Burke’s namesake building at Second Avenue and Marion Street (now the site of the Federal Building). But the power was insufficient, and as the cars approached Ballard, their speed would decrease steadily, the lights in the Burke Building would dim and its elevators would slow to a crawl. One account of this slow ride to Ballard claims that the passengers took to carrying guns for protection against muggers who would crash from the forest along Queen Anne Hill to jump aboard the poking trolley for a stickup.

A different kind of danger and speed characterized the one hilly part of this nickel trip to Ballard. At West Mercer Place, after a speedy descent, cars occasionally would jump the track at the curve onto Water Street and, at high tide, take a bath in the bay.
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Old December 18th, 2015, 11:12 PM   #125
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So a true Venetian style gondola.
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Old December 18th, 2015, 11:46 PM   #126
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That story in Seattle trolley history perhaps can make us appreciate the testing delays on the First Hill Streetcar.
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Old December 18th, 2015, 11:58 PM   #127
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No, it can't.
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Old February 5th, 2016, 07:31 PM   #128
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From todays DJC.

http://www.djc.com/news/ae/12086042.html

February 5, 2016

Group sees Pier 86 as a huge canvas for artwork
By JOURNAL STAFF

A committee called Friends of Art on Pier 86 will complete a feasibility study this spring about putting some kind of public art on the silos and grain elevator at Pier 86 in Seattle.

The study was funded by Seattle Department of Neighborhoods with cooperation from the Port of Seattle. A draft report on the study was presented at a Jan. 20 community meeting.

The draft mentions banners, lighting, a video loop and paint as potential ways for adding art to the massive structure.

Betty Winfield, chair of FAP86, said in an email that having art there would enhance Seattle's waterfront entrance.

FAP86 is taking the report to community councils and other organizations for feedback during February and March.

The final feasibility study will be presented to the city and port in early April.

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Old February 5th, 2016, 08:08 PM   #129
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Paint them so they look like nuclear missiles being launched, and then we can charge admission to the city for ensuing street protests!
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Old February 5th, 2016, 08:56 PM   #130
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Please no more Wyland whales. That moment has passed hasn't it?
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Old February 5th, 2016, 09:38 PM   #131
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I'd think this could be an advertising bonanza for Viagra and Cialis.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 04:31 AM   #132
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