It’s remarkable, in this day and age of discarding, demolishing and replacing, that the old Cook County Hospital has been spared. I wish more communities would do this. So many quirky and interesting places, each with their own unique histories, are being lost.
During the past few years I’ve been watching as Amazon slowly takes over the city. The pace of development, particularly massive high rises, has been incredible, prompting an ongoing debate.
One of the latest additions to the Amazon empire is three interconnecting spherical buildings. Months ago I was admiring the steel structural innards coming together.
Unfortunately, such a cool place won’t be open to the public, as reported in Seattle Weekly, which drew a slew of critical letters and comments. I, too, am concerned about making the city more and more corporate and private, closed off to the masses.
I love creative, fun art and architecture. There’s a giant red Popsicle in Seattle. And then there’s an Adidas store in Amsterdam that looks like a ginormous shoe box. Whimsy and whimsical.