I'm not sure I agree that the second one looks better on the Queen Anne development. The white on the windows draws too much attention to itself and actually makes the building look more bulky. I also like the sleek, contemporary awnings on the first one. However, the sidewalk features are certainly an improvement.
Hurray for density in Interbay!!
The SLU one is passable I suppose. I don't really care for the tall blank wall, but there may be some detail there I am missing. I love all the retail at ground floor in SLU.
These posts are a great service. Thanks.
i've said it before, i'll say it before again: this isn't developement what's happening to seattle---it is rape. it is murder. i'd far rather have that lovely patch of trees than another multi-billion dollar motel six looking piece of particle-board and plastic-piped and aluminum window-framed garbage can. i refused to live in denver, so they brought denver to me. joy.
Both Queen Anne renderings look like Giants stadium (whatever it's called now) in SF.
Why not build a skybridge between the two Republican buildings. The alley is nothing remarkable, no views would be blocked. In fact its alot like Alley24 *which has a skybridge*....
FUCK. THOSE. FAKE. CORNICES.
All I see is unusable retail spaces.
Dominic---love the boom posts, is there any chance that you can post them a day in advance for those of us who can't slog surf at work all day (though we want to)?
Better than usual.
But still just infilling.
3) Was it also rape when they built your apartment building?
5) Skybridges suck because they remove pedestrians from the sidewalk, where they shop, interact, watch out for one another, etc.
6) Fake cornices: Better than no cornices. But I also get the impression that many of the buildings we now consider classic were, in the time of their construction, also considered shoddy knock-offs of older buildings.
7) I will never look at a retail space shallower than 700' as adequate ever again.
8) Usually the renderings are only provided to the city on the day of the review (and the developers usually won't release them to the media before they give them to the design board), and without a visual reference it would be hard to make sense of the design. But I'll try to get them up sooner when I have the images.
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