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Old July 30th, 2007, 12:07 AM   #901
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Looking pretty good isn't it?
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Old July 30th, 2007, 02:30 AM   #902
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thanks crazyaboutcities!
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Old July 30th, 2007, 06:24 AM   #903
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Old July 30th, 2007, 07:33 AM   #904
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awesome pics, thanks for doing that! im convinced now more than ever to vote for more! i think most people will be suprised at how well the areas around these stops do when people find out just how convenient and great grade separated transit is!
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Old July 30th, 2007, 07:38 AM   #905
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No problem! I agree with you! I already support ST2 even before I seen these construction process. I'm amazed how much it impacted Rainier Valley neighborhood. It will do good on any neighborhoods that will get light rail for sure.
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Old July 30th, 2007, 10:06 AM   #906
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So I saw a few posts back that the green power cable stands actually won some kind of art award? Are they going to make them system-wide now? I think that would be a cool way to mark where the train runs. You know youre never far from light rail as long as you can see the green.
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Old July 30th, 2007, 03:25 PM   #907
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awesome!! The shot with the 2-car train is fantastic! I'm starting to like our trains more and more... And I had no idea that there was so much construction already around some stations along MLK! Streetlife looked a bit dead, but that'll change once the neighborhood matures.

I like those green poles. I hope to see smaller miniature versions around the station entrances (or along some bits of track) as a common theme. It automatically reminded me of Venetian gondola posts, but on a more exaggerated scale.

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Old July 30th, 2007, 11:52 PM   #908
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2 car train begins testing under its own electrical power.

That is so cool!!!! I cant wait to ride on one!!
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Old July 31st, 2007, 12:08 AM   #909
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awesome!! The shot with the 2-car train is fantastic! I'm starting to like our trains more and more... And I had no idea that there was so much construction already around some stations along MLK! Streetlife looked a bit dead, but that'll change once the neighborhood matures.

I like those green poles. I hope to see smaller miniature versions around the station entrances (or along some bits of track) as a common theme. It automatically reminded me of Venetian gondola posts, but on a more exaggerated scale.

i knew that design looked familiar! good call.
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Old July 31st, 2007, 12:31 AM   #910
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the green-black poles look really very good. someone has had a very good idea to do them so. they give a kind of fresh look to the lrt.
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Old July 31st, 2007, 08:49 AM   #911
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those poles remind me of a pet shop boys thing

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Old July 31st, 2007, 09:04 AM   #912
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I think they're rather ugly, but that's just me.
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Old July 31st, 2007, 09:13 AM   #913
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LINK is looking great. I'm amazed how similar the elevated guideways are between the LINK LRT and Vancouver's Canada Line. They could be twins, save for the power poles. The at-grade sections look sharp as well. Good work Seattle. I can't wait to see it through to completion.
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Old July 31st, 2007, 02:09 PM   #914
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An interesting thing I heard about the green poles when I watched a re-run of the maintainance facility opening is that they were modeled after Horsetail, which is quite common around here (And is actually widely considered an undesireable weed)



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why cant they just look like poles?
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Old August 1st, 2007, 06:06 AM   #916
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Yep, they're like giant horsetails, haha. Those are one of the oldest plants on Earth which is over 200 million years old, I think. I see tons of them on the forest floor where its cool and moist area or near creeks.
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Old August 1st, 2007, 06:37 AM   #917
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why cant they just look like poles?
Not big fan of art?
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Old August 1st, 2007, 01:19 PM   #918
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I wish they put drought tolerant plants (doesn't need much water) at the middle of the light rail's median along the Rainier Valley line. It would make it look 1000 times better than the cement all over the place except for a few areas.
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Old August 1st, 2007, 08:27 PM   #919
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I wish they put drought tolerant plants (doesn't need much water) at the middle of the light rail's median along the Rainier Valley line. It would make it look 1000 times better than the cement all over the place except for a few areas.
You mean like this?:

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Old August 2nd, 2007, 02:08 AM   #920
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Almost, but I mean bushes and plants of some kind in the middle of the light rail median where power pole line up. Grass isn't drought tolerant, lol.
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