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Old July 30th, 2012, 11:53 PM   #2481
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Are we building tall apts or condos without ac?
There are 20+ story buildings in Belltown that don't have A/C. So yes, you don't have the option of just closing the window in the summer.
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Old July 30th, 2012, 11:54 PM   #2482
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That's cool. PS, aren't you pretty close to the new bucket drum place I'm opening soon on the roof of Banana Republic?
I SAID GOOD DAY, SIR.
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Old July 30th, 2012, 11:58 PM   #2483
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I SAID GOOD DAY, SIR.
Thats okay, I'm organizing a 'say hi and speak freely to the customers' day at Starbucks, all while I remove the golf shirts from downtown stores. That ought put mhays knickers in a twist.
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Old July 31st, 2012, 12:13 AM   #2484
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There are 20+ story buildings in Belltown that don't have A/C. So yes, you don't have the option of just closing the window in the summer.
I guess quiet-lovers will have to avoid those. That said, my friends in a high rise in Bangkok get by without using their a/c much thanks to large operable windows in each room. Of course, they're more than 20 floors up, so sound isn't much of an issue.
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Old July 31st, 2012, 12:22 AM   #2485
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I was in Bangkok twice last month. One thing I notice is many Asians prefer temperatures to be much warmer than what Americans find comfortable.
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Old July 31st, 2012, 12:32 AM   #2486
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My friends are from Seattle! It's amazing how fast you get used to warm weather. I visited them 2 months after they moved there, and they were comfortable in conditions that were killing me.
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Old July 31st, 2012, 12:44 AM   #2487
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Yeah, I guess I shouldn't have said Asians, as a race, but Asians as a locale. When your used to 90 degree weather with high humidity, AC at 85 reducing the humidity is good for them. I'm kind of embarrassed, but when I was in BKK, I had my AC set at 16 C, and rhe maid put on a sweater when she cleaned my room.
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Old July 31st, 2012, 01:01 AM   #2488
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Yeah, I guess I shouldn't have said Asians, as a race, but Asians as a locale. When your used to 90 degree weather with high humidity, AC at 85 reducing the humidity is good for them. I'm kind of embarrassed, but when I was in BKK, I had my AC set at 16 C, and rhe maid put on a sweater when she cleaned my room.
16 C is around 60 F isn't it? I can't blame her then -I'd do the same. In the summertime that is freezing. Setting the AC at 81F is good enough for me. The lowest I'd go would be 79F when I come in fresh after working out in the gym.
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Old July 31st, 2012, 01:47 AM   #2489
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Are we building tall apts or condos without ac?
Absolutely. I'm in a highrise condo built in 2008, and I had to pay for an upgrade. With AC it triggered a whole forced air system vs. baseboards.
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Old July 31st, 2012, 01:49 AM   #2490
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Thats okay, I'm organizing a 'say hi and speak freely to the customers' day at Starbucks, all while I remove the golf shirts from downtown stores. That ought put mhays knickers in a twist.
If you can put a sandwich board in the middle of the sidewalk also, I'll be set!
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Old July 31st, 2012, 03:07 AM   #2491
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If you can put a sandwich board in the middle of the sidewalk also, I'll be set!
Duly noted.
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Old July 31st, 2012, 07:07 AM   #2492
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Man, that's just weird. I guess because down here in Texas(and the south in general) no AC is just inconcievable in a new home or apartment.

If you do live in an old building with no air conditioner, well at least back in the day they made ceilings taller and windows that opened more. I think a tunnel apartment with a glass window wall at the end would be hell during a hot summer. Just wait, with global warming there will be serious heat waves and you guys are all going to cook to death.

That, or 50 years from now when those buildings aren't so new, the sides will be covered in those Mitsubishi exterior units just like some 90s era apartment block in China
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Old July 31st, 2012, 08:00 PM   #2493
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Just wait, with global warming there will be serious heat waves and you guys are all going to cook to death.
Actually, Seattle (and the Pacific Coast) are projected to remain cool and mild in the coming years; it is the rest of the country that will suffer from the consequences of global warming. For instance, we'll hit a high of 70F today and a low of 55F at night, while cities like Houston and Dallas will reach 106F.

Permanent drought in the American South and Midwest is a terrifying, but not unlikely, possibility. Such a scenario could bring about another wave of climate refugees fleeing to the West Coast at a scale not seen since the Dust Bowl.

A writer at the Atlantic this morning posted a piece about just this scenario:
"Has Climate Change Made L.A. a Refuge From the Heat?"

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/art...uge-heat/2764/
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Old August 1st, 2012, 02:45 AM   #2494
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I have been hoping to hear something new about some kind of 50 story+ project. Is there ever going to be one (thinking out loud)
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Old August 1st, 2012, 06:21 AM   #2495
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I think I've mentioned this once before on these threads, but I once read an article before I moved to Seattle about 5 years ago. The title was something like, "Chasing the sun? How about chasing the rain?"

It was about how climate change is going to wreck havoc on giant swaths of this country, and despite the oppresive heat during the summers, many areas, including our most precious crop lands, will become dryer and dryer all year round. This article couldn't have been any more prophetic, especially considering this past year.

It spoke in length about the Pacific Northwest, and how we would become one region that will be left largely unscathed from the dramatic climate changes (thought not completely, and not forever).

It essentially had a tagline of, get ready Seattle, because people will someday (and looks like sooner than anyone would have imagined) start singing a different tune about the wet and rainy weather here.
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Old August 1st, 2012, 09:32 AM   #2496
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Equity bought the old Hotel1 pit...err... sight...

http://www.djc.com/news/re/12043527.html
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Old August 1st, 2012, 09:37 AM   #2497
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Who are they? What does this mean?
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Old August 1st, 2012, 09:43 AM   #2498
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Who are they? What does this mean?
Equity is a large apartment management company. They have a few dozen buildings in Seattle alone, and many many many nationwide. Might be a good sign that something could be in the works for the site, but nothing concrete at the moment.
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Old August 1st, 2012, 10:55 AM   #2499
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Equity bought the old Hotel1 pit...err... site...

http://www.djc.com/news/re/12043527.html
Now...why couldn't they have bought the whole block?
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Old August 1st, 2012, 02:51 PM   #2500
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I thought actual sale of the land was like last step before breaking ground. Any chance they've dusted off the Hotel 1 proposal and are moving forward with that?
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