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They just don’t want anything taller near by them. It’s just nonsense! I’m glad the city finally approved this tower! It’s a great addition for the area!
I had the honor of filling this (somewhat unofficial), position in my years at Century Square. I was affectionately known as the "dock nazi", due to my fiendishly twisted love of hooking up 55 gallon impound barrels to bitchy couriers' vehicles. It cost them $35 cash only to get it unhooked and failing that the tow truck was on it's way. We even had a raging wanker drive up and out onto Pike with the barrel still attached to his car, SPD quickly solved that hilarity and we made him buy us a new barrel. Lots of weirdness and I can't even begin to imagine what a Dock Master has to put up with in this day and age.It looks like it's a fair amount of work, but "Dock Master" is definitely a fun job title.
Congratulations on winning the bet? <sigh>They are literally taking the alley complaint all the way to the hearing examiner.
I am so shocked. I could not see this coming. Where is my sarcasm button?
Right, it's not a rich/poor thing. Of COURSE it's understandable they want to protect their views. I get it. But after THIS much (mostly) phony appeal/complaints, is it not proper for the city to start to consider this "home owners group" to be a harassment party? They're clearly just throwing paper at EVERY development that's NEAR their building. I don't understand why they aren't being sued by the other developers for harassment. If they had one or two valid concerns, fine. But just blocking EVERYTHING that is planned to be built near you? This is a CITY. EVERYTHING is near or on the same block as something else. Just look at the Seattle House/Clise buildings. This isn't Des Moines Iowa, it's not one tall building per block. EVERY building that's put up now is blocking SOMEONE's view or block someone's light, or adding more traffic. If that's the standard, then we simply have to stop building EVERYTHING and just not grow anymore.These just aren't good people. I mean that seriously...this is a selfish obsession, and screw everybody else. I won't play the "rich people" card because there are a lot of good rich people.
Honestly what are you talking about? The renders look stunning and remind me of the huge Howell Hotel, which ended up being a very attractive building. just a bit thinner. And it's in a key part of downtown.Maybe it’s because the Altitude project is so monstrously ugly
Im going to sue the hell out of the city of Seattle if these Escala people get their way! I bought a place in Belltown without a view because ITS BELLTOWN! It will get blocked! Even a dumb ballerina boy like me knew enough not to buy a view in that area! If the city starts protecting stupid people's views Im going to file a lawsuit for not protecting people with the slightest bit of common sense! I would have purchased a nicer place with a view had I known they would be such pushovers. :soapbox:These just aren't good people. I mean that seriously...this is a selfish obsession, and screw everybody else. I won't play the "rich people" card because there are a lot of good rich people.
With the exception of a rarity like F5, this is about as good as it gets in this town. Ugly is the new special. Look at the lineup of proposed buildings in the front page. There may be two or three that tip into the "nicer than we're used to" realm. The rest look like they were designed by the IRS.Its not appalling, but does look like something that fell out of a bin at Home Depot.