Saving A Bit Here & There


I love the “hidden” gems scattered throughout Seattle. One of these is an assortment of a decorative motif of an Indian chief from an old building, long since demolished. The few that remain are scattered in odd places in the modern buildings that replaced it, including the Washington State Convention Center.

I’m not sure how many there are. I don’t know if I’ve seen them all. But thankfully someone had the foresight to save some. I learned about them, and other local history, while taking a tour with the Seattle Architecture Foundation.

Downtown Seattle is experiencing a strangely uncomfortable demolition and construction mania. It feels more and more like Manhattan these days. Skyscraper construction cranes rise above the skyline. Population density is going to be an ever-important subject. Traffic is already a mess.





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