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Old December 18th, 2015, 09:34 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, 09:45 PM   #122
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Let's see, WaMu Ave? SeaFirst St.? McDonnell-Douglas Drive?
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Old December 18th, 2015, 09:59 PM   #123
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Expedia Expressway?
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Old December 18th, 2015, 10:01 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, 10:12 PM   #125
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So a true Venetian style gondola.
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Old December 18th, 2015, 10:46 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, 10:58 PM   #127
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No, it can't.
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Old February 5th, 2016, 06:31 PM   #128
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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, 07:08 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, 07:56 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, 08:38 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, 03:31 AM   #132
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Old February 26th, 2016, 10:58 PM   #133
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Selig's 645 Elliott gains a new lease: Expedia. As a "test run" before the big move to the Amgen campus, they're moving some employees into 38,000 sq ft of space at 645 Elliott:

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/b...n.html?ana=twt
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Old February 27th, 2016, 12:25 AM   #134
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February 26, 2016

Expedia leases 40,000 feet near future Seattle campus
By JOURNAL STAFF

Expedia will start moving to Seattle a lot sooner than expected.

Martin Selig said today that the online travel company has leased 40,000 square feet in his 645 Elliott West building and will move there June 1. The site overlooks Expedia's future campus along Elliott Bay, and Selig said the lease marks the firm's initial move into Seattle.

Selig's website says the building at 645 Elliott Ave. W. is a four-story, 145,260-square-foot structure built in 2010 that is part of a two-building complex. The other building at 635 Elliott Ave. W. is leased to Amazon.com.

The Expedia lease means 645 Elliott West is full, Selig said.

Selig would not say how long Expedia's lease is, and said it has not been decided whether Expedia will stay in the space once its future campus is ready.

Expedia is planning to move its headquarters from downtown Bellevue to Amgen's former campus in 2019. Expedia could eventually have as much as 1.9 million square feet on the campus and parking for 3,300 vehicles.

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson is designing the new campus.
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Old February 29th, 2016, 05:00 PM   #135
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February 29, 2016

Expedia will open an office in Seattle in June to ‘test and learn' before move
By JOURNAL STAFF

Expedia will start bringing employees to Seattle a lot sooner than expected.

The Bellevue-based online travel company said it has leased about 38,000 square feet at Martin Selig Real Estate's 645 Elliott West building. Martin Selig said Expedia will move there June 1. The site overlooks Expedia's future waterfront campus along Elliott Bay, and Selig said the lease marks the firm's initial move into Seattle.

The lease runs through 2019, and Expedia said the space can house up to 300 employees.

Expedia's head of communications, Sarah Gavin, said the move reflects the company's “test-and-learn culture” for vetting new ideas and products.

“We apply the same test-and-learn philosophy to our relocation efforts to understand how our employees and our broader community will experience our new headquarters,” Gavin said in a statement.

Selig's website says the building at 645 Elliott Ave. W. is a four-story, 145,260-square-foot structure built in 2010 as part of a two-building complex. The other building at 635 Elliott Ave. W. is leased to Amazon.com.

The Expedia lease means 645 Elliott West is full, Selig said.

In 2019, Expedia plans to move its headquarters from downtown Bellevue to the 41-acre Amgen campus that it acquired last May for $229 million. Expedia could eventually have up to 1.9 million square feet on the campus and parking for 3,300 vehicles.

Expedia has about 3,000 employees in downtown Bellevue today and expects about 4,500 people to work at the Seattle campus.

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson is designing the new campus.


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Old March 9th, 2016, 05:23 PM   #136
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Nexus is a four-story atrium between the new building and a former Amgen lab. The atrium will be used for meetings, dining and special events.




The white structures show the existing and future buildings planned for the 40-acre campus on Elliott Bay.




This four-story circular building will be added in the first phase.

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Old March 10th, 2016, 02:05 AM   #137
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A parking garage. Splendid.

That should really help the traffic situation in the area, Expedia.
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Old March 10th, 2016, 02:10 AM   #138
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A parking garage. Splendid.

That should really help the traffic situation in the area, Expedia.
I read somewhere that Expedia's goal is to have at least 50% of it's staff arrive to that campus via a method other than single occupant vehicle. Sorry I don't have the source on-hand, it might have been from an internal publication.
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Old March 10th, 2016, 03:54 AM   #139
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Isn't that parking garage already built? https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6298...7i13312!8i6656
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Isn't that parking garage already built? https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6298...7i13312!8i6656
Didn't realize that. Still not a good thing to have in a chokepoint like Interbay.
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