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on August 19 at
Went for a bike ride, stopped at Gasworks to take a look at the city. There are cranes everywhere. I counted thirty of them before I gave up, took a picture, and rode off.
But theyre ruining the nativist, anti-development aesthetic that has been pervasive since the last generation was here.
This picture does nothing for the topic, and I can't tell if you're complaining or congratulating.
Bike ride in the middle of a Tuesday afternoon. Get a job, hippie.
damn...that's my work neighborhood...dan and I could have had a picnic lunch...
Didn't say I went for a ride today.
oh...that explains why that picture looks like it was taken in CinemaScope...
Well, you get what you ask for.
You guys want 200 projects with 200 cranes to build 4-10 story buildings.
Whereas I'd rather have 10 projects with 10 cranes building 40-100 story buildings, surrounded by greenspace.
Under your plan, everyone gets noise.
Under my plan, few people get noise.
When I lived there, we used to say that Seattle was going to be a nice town once they got finished building it. Now I don't recognize the place and they're still not finished. What is it with Seattle and the constant building?
One can't deny that Seattle is dotted with numerous construction cranes but I count, let me squint, zero in this picture. Not the best choice to illustrate whatever point this posting was meant to make.
Most of the cranes were prescheduled into their current locations a year or more ago, before the current slow unraveling, by developers who are today gently shitting their pants at what they got themselves into, wishing they could back out but the banks would take their balls if they tried, hoping to at best break even by the time of completion. And the construction crews are looking around wondering where their next big job will come from, thinking about how to feed their families while going back to school for a different trade.
If a man also useth a cameraphone, as he useth a proper camera, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
@10 and 12: That only applies to the condo market. There is still quite a good market out there for developers, for certain types of projects.
Here are some more cranes:
And I still can't afford a unit in any of the buildings going up there.
@13, think we disagree about what constitutes "still quite a good" nonresidential construction market in Seattle these days: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2008017848_office26.html
I can't help but think of the crane in this picture.
It's your future, Seattle, after all the half-built condo towers suddenly go on "temporary hold".
Didn't you know the crane is the new Washington State bird? Wokka wokka wokka!
I have nothing against the smaller ones. http://www.bbc.co.uk/theoneshow/article/2007/07/images/eh_cranes4_450x340.jpg
The other day, I went into this fancy looking store called "radioshack." In this amazing store, they had these things called "digital cameras." Apparently, you can take pictures and then put them directly onto "computers," somehow. After that, you can use some tool or something called "photoshop," to "edit" them. I'm not clear on how the whole thing works. You might want to look into it though.
thought about slapping your ass on Sunday by the stadiums when we passed you in our gas burning, carbon footprinting, SUV....but refrained.
I can't see one goddamn crane in this picture, nice try you wannabe PT Barnum.
At least the cranes don't fall down in Seattle. Viva la Yuppie-fication.
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