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617 QUEEN ANNE AVE N is looking great. Project link: 617 QUEEN ANNE AVE N

I remember there used to be a ton of birds living above the restaurants there. I hope more shops move in.


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Snapped a far off one of 631 Queen Anne construction too.

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It was time for it to go...but before the owners destroyed its architectural value this was an interesting structure.
It was more a quiet neglect than active destruction. The story I read a few years ago was that the connection points holding up the precast sunshades started to fail and a couple fell off the building onto the sidewalk below. There was an emergency demo/removal order to remove the remainder. Lack of maintenance led to a death trap led to the removal of the interesting architectural features, essentially.
 

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It was more a quiet neglect than active destruction. The story I read a few years ago was that the connection points holding up the precast sunshades started to fail and a couple fell off the building onto the sidewalk below. There was an emergency demo/removal order to remove the remainder. Lack of maintenance led to a death trap led to the removal of the interesting architectural features, essentially.
Ah, ok...yeah, that is a tad different than the active destruction of architectural details that some property owners have engaged in.... Thanks for clarifying!
 

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For others that have no strong memory of the building with the sun shades, here's google street view from 2011. Certainly interesting. Though I can certainly see how hanging slabs of concrete in the air by steel brackets wasn't the best idea.
 

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Queen Anne Update 03/03:

-Plymouth Mercer

Cladding is nearly done, targeting an opening this year

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-NIWA Apartments

Has its land-use and construction permits. Should be ready to go!

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-3rd & Denny

The city is doing a pretty extensive rework of this intersection to improve bus flow. Hopefully they will make that park a little more inviting as well

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-Broad Street Skatepark

More bowl work is visible

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-5th & Harrison

No proposals yet, but hopefully this building is next on the chopping block

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