how could we fit another downtown in our already tiny downtown?
build a gay pioneer square... replacing madison park.
Paul Allen land, Natch. (but for the center for wooden boats).
@3 is on to something. I say blow out south Lake Union and replace it with a fake Las Vegas, which would then in turn contain a fake New York, fake Paris, fake Venice, fake Egypt and even a fake Space Needle.
I guess you could always leave downtown Seattle the way it is though since "it is sooo great" but if a little Tacoma will improve it then I guess that would be good. But there is not much you can do to improve downtown Seattle since you have such a beautifully designed rapid transit station there and the sandy beaches and parks on the waterfront that replaced Alaska Way are so nice to easily stroll too and relax on after a long day at the office.
I would bulldoze South Park and build a new Amsterdam in its place. Then I would take out Northgate and build another version of Prague's district 1. Then I would flatten Blahvue and create another San Francisco.
Florence - get rid of Shoreline, not really Seattle, and thats sorta the point
I agree- Firenze.
We could get rid of Capitol Hill - you guys can't convince city council to actually fund anything in your neighborhood, like most neighborhoods, so it seems fair.
Plus, face it, you'd love it in Florence!
whoa! thanks for the super nice shout out!
Dubai has officially jumped the shark.
fucking dubai. they're so weird.
i'm so happy that we get to fund any harebrained idea dubai comes up with.
THERE IS NO NEED FOR THIS. THERE IS NO NEED FOR DUBAI.
Whoa. Meta-urbanism. I love it.
Yeah - umm - the little "Dubai World" project has only been going on now for about two or three years. Stop writing pretentious wank about what's "now hanging" and you might be a little more up to speed, dearie.
We can't do it.
Any other city we pick, they'd have a real rapid transit system, and we are hell bent to be the only major city in the world without a real rapid transit system. (That is, looking at what we do, not what we say.)
Kansas City, everything's up to date in Kansas City.
While this speaks a lot to the wealth and flamboyance of Dubai, is sadly speaks more to what can be accomplished on the backs of virtual slave labor. Earthquakes aren't the only reason they don't build many brick buildings here anymore.
We could go all meta and build a mini-Dubai.
Where to build it? Belltown. Take that, yuppie condos.
didn't they build a replica of vencie in china?
why Lyon, anyway? why not Heidelberg?
grow your own fucking culture, tacky ass members-only jacket wearin' arab bitches.
cloning france won't change your god-forsaken climate. and without wine, there is no France.
France without wine is not France.
A French whore in a hajib is not a French whore.
@12: What do you mean, "we" get to fund it? It's not like we send aid to UAE (as far as I can tell through research). Hell, UAE gives the US money-- they gave a 100 million dollar donation after Katrina, for instance.
We do buy their export, oil thirsty nation that we are, but it didn't seem like that was what you meant.
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