The Space Needle is more like 75' elevation. I'm being lazy and not looking it up. I'd guess they're pretty close in base elevation.
Pier 48 is close to Coleman Dock, to the south. Coleman Dock is Pier 52. The project, as I understand it, would encompass both.west_coast_bret said:Pier 48 is Colman Dock, the Washington State Ferries terminal in Seattle. I spent a few minutes talking to them about what they were going to build. Basically they are going to make a massive terminal like the train terminals in Europe (think Paris, London) but more modern. This will be a signature, iconic building for the waterfront. The holding areas for the cars that are waiting to board is actually underneath the dock and extends south under the water. The entrance would be at Jackson Street.
Costs are $250 million covered by the 5 cent gas tax approved a couple of years ago. WSF will also receive revenue from any part of the property that is developed for commercial purposes. The entrance on Alaskan Way will be open and well light, modern and restore some of the shoreline to make it feel more natural.
Personally I was surprised that so many projects were missing, meaning stuff that other companies have built. And everything was remarkably out of scale, except the Vulcan projects. But it's fun to look at.outoftime said:The other day I went down to the Discovery Sales Center (or whatever they call it) across the intersection from 2200. I had not realized the ambition and scope of Allen's development plans in the area until I saw them embodied in that huge scale model of the South Lake Union/Denny Triangle neighborhood. If you haven't already seen it, put on a salesman-proof vest (mine is a sleeveless muscle shirt with a huge corn-dog and "Food of the Gods" silkscreened on the front) and go check it out.
WaMu will be much wider -- a full half-block. I'd guess at least twice as wide.SJM said:Looking good, you think wamu has a width closely the same?