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Old June 30th, 2015, 07:27 AM   #1
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SSC Meetup: Watch 4th of July Fireworks from a skyscraper, anyone?

If anyone would like to come watch 4th of July fireworks from a nice, comfortable, AIR CONDITIONED (!) location, I'd love to have any of my fellow Seattle skyscraper fanatics over for an evening viewing in my condo at Olive 8.

I was originally not planning to have an all out party this year because I knew I was on ICU call, but now I feel like this could be a good chance to meet some of you and bond over urbanism and city loving.

This was the view of the fireworks from my place last year:
10511255_10153074883549465_3928470448131748988_n by Alex Lee, on Flickr


10492595_10153074883399465_9118032400058284766_n by Alex Lee, on Flickr

Any takers?
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Old June 30th, 2015, 07:37 AM   #2
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What a generous offer! I wish I had not already said I was going with some friends to see these, you have a much better view. Those photos are awesome. Thanks so much for the invite.
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Old June 30th, 2015, 07:39 AM   #3
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I'm potentially interested so long as we're allowed to bring spouses!
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Old June 30th, 2015, 07:47 AM   #4
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By all means, partners, SOs, life companions, people joined to your hip.... totally welcome.
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Old June 30th, 2015, 07:56 AM   #5
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I would have totally taken you up on that generous offer if we were in town this weekend. Thanks for the invite!
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Old June 30th, 2015, 08:06 AM   #6
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What a cool offer!!! I'm out of state, but that would have been amazing!!!
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Old June 30th, 2015, 08:39 AM   #7
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i wouldn't mind xD. but im new here..
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Old June 30th, 2015, 09:14 AM   #8
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By all means, partners, SOs, life companions, people joined to your hip.... totally welcome.
That's a generous offer. When do you need absolute confirmation? What are the details...when, which unit, how do we contact you when we arrive? Any house rules such as no wine etc?
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Old June 30th, 2015, 02:18 PM   #9
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That's very generous and would be great! My 4th is a bit complicated though. What time would you be starting? I have to be at Sea-Tac at around 11:00 PM to pick up my son, so may miss at least some of the fireworks no matter where I am.
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Old June 30th, 2015, 06:40 PM   #10
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I'll have to miss as well. Will be in Boston. Take some fantastic pics!
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Old June 30th, 2015, 10:28 PM   #11
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I'd like to come too if there are any openings available, my wife and child (16-months) would be with me.

Beautiful view BTW..
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Old June 30th, 2015, 11:58 PM   #12
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Cool guys.... I was thinking just come down at 9pm, as that will give everyone time to go to their 4th of July BBQs during the day and what not. That'd give us time to chitchat, see the sunset and have a beer and snacks while we're waiting.

When you get to Olive 8, come through the condo entrance (which is on Olive Way at 737 Olive Way - don't go into the Hyatt hotel entrance on 8th Ave since that's more confusing to get through). Ring the doorbell or wave at the concierge and he/she will let you in. Tell him/her that you're going to unit 3402 to see Alex Lee, and they'll let you right up the elevator.

Turn right out of the elevator as you get off at the 34th floor, and my unit will be the first one you see (at the corner to the right with the open door).

PS Geoff, if you can stop by for a little bit even if you have to miss the fireworks, it'd be awesome to get to meet you!
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Old July 1st, 2015, 01:06 AM   #13
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Great! I will likely be by...
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Old July 1st, 2015, 05:10 AM   #14
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I showed my husband that first photo and he was blown away. We're planning on coming. Can we bring anything? And thanks for such a generous offer!
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Old July 1st, 2015, 06:54 AM   #15
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What a wonderful offer! I'd like to come. I have another commitment that day, but I don't think it's supposed to last late into the evening so I'll try to make it.

Like MichaelJSea asked, is there something I can bring?
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Old July 1st, 2015, 07:08 AM   #16
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What an awesome offer! My girlfriend and I are trying to go camping but with the burn ban and temps in 80s or higher it is looking less tempting. We have a group of friends going so that's still our goal.

If we didn't have plans I'd be very excited to join you all.
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Old July 1st, 2015, 08:20 AM   #17
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Wow Alex, that's really awesome! I would like to stop by!
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Old July 1st, 2015, 08:27 AM   #18
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Turns out I might be able to come after all. Have we filled up your place yet? :-)
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Old July 1st, 2015, 06:35 PM   #19
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Very generous offer. I have little ones so I'll skip it, but make sure someone takes pictures.

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My girlfriend and I are trying to go camping but with the burn ban and temps in 80s or higher it is looking less tempting. We have a group of friends going so that's still our goal.
Look into Tolt-MacDonald. It's owned by King County, and they told me they don't do burn bans. It's a little bit *camping-lite*, as you can walk to a grocery store, but it's still pretty nice. Plus there's a river with a pebbly beach to keep cool.
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Old July 1st, 2015, 08:45 PM   #20
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I wish I could make it, but I've got family plans over on the peninsula. If anything changes I'll post here!

Thank you for extending this amazing offer to us all!
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