^I know, it looks very international, unique. I'm not sure why they're no longer using the same design...probably to save on the cost of the resources for that type of sleak design. just a guess though...
The sign is right next to the construction site. Just a few feet south of the construction site is a grassy knoll. In those 2 pics I took, there's a grassy knoll between the construction site and those tall evergreen trees. Come to think of it that sign has been there for quite a while. I believe the rendering jiggawhat displayed is the real deal.
There are permits for 3 different sites, owned by King County I believe.
I think the crane is busy building a eight story parking lot (Great!), rising but 3 stories on the 6th ave side because of the deep site.
The second site is adjacent to the west bordering 5th ave and jefferson. another parking lot and a 5 story office building
There is a third site across 5th ave from the second, it is currently occupied by a parking garage to be replaced with a 13 story office building for city or county workers.
It saddened me greatly to learn that this gorgeous hole was going to be filled with another fucking parking lot. I prefer the hole. No doubt it will be painted with the same impossibly dismal pallete that covers everything these days (see that Lincoln Square building). "How about Suicide Grey and Third Word Mud with a little of last night's Taco Bell around the trim?" Starting to look a lot like the ole Soviet Union round here.
But perhaps being gov buildings they'll use the same folks who did City Hall and the Justice Center, which are some of the more attractive buildings downtown imo.
cosmopolitan crane is up. i went up on the roof top deck the other day. i have an unobstructed view of it. a pretty good view of 2200 and i can now see wamu poking up over that big white rectangle building too
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