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get on with your little lives already!

Posted by blah blah blah | October 24, 2008 4:01 PM

BOOOO, Collins Woerman! BOOOOO! no doubt you gave them the idea. architecture hoes.

Posted by max solomon | October 24, 2008 4:13 PM


I care. Maybe you should change the channel.

Posted by elenchos | October 24, 2008 4:13 PM

Thanks for looking into this, Dominic. I am really disgusted and saddened by this defacement.

I would be in favor of having some of the graffiti removal budget be allocated to the building protection fund.

Posted by MEC | October 24, 2008 4:20 PM

Remember, the Alhadeff family still owned it in 2004. When Ken Alhadeff started marketing this building to national developers in 2006, he made a point of publicly highlighting that this particular building Find out if he slipped some cash to the Landmarks Board members who skipped that 2004 hearing. Follow the money.

Posted by halholbrook | October 24, 2008 4:23 PM

I'm ambivalent about whether this should be a landmark -- I've gone to Darte for coffee several times just because I like the building so much, but I like increased density too. The issue is that it's obvious the owners and architects are slithering past the preservation process once they won the lottery when 5 landmark preservation board members couldn't find a babysitter.

Principal Global Investors Limited: SLEAZY
Collins Woerman Architects: SLEAZY
Landmark Preservation Board: DO YOUR JOBS

Posted by jrrrl | October 24, 2008 4:36 PM

You would think you could get a waiver for the 5 year wait considering they couldn't get enough of the board to show up.

Posted by Mike in Renton | October 24, 2008 4:46 PM

There's a great shot of Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix coming down Second on a motorbike in 'My Own Private Idaho' taken from the roof of that building.

Posted by Grant Cogswell | October 24, 2008 5:14 PM

There are some days when I really fuckin Hate SeeAddle.

Posted by merry | October 24, 2008 6:14 PM

How about a list of the 2004 board members?

Posted by Timothy Hicks | October 24, 2008 6:38 PM

Yeah, especially the absent ones.

This is a travesty. These people are venal.

Posted by TVDinner | October 24, 2008 8:02 PM



It's a very very short building in an area zoned for very tall buildings.


Save the facade and replace it.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 24, 2008 8:22 PM

Will, you're the only clear thinker in this crowd. The fact is,you are the only one qualified to glue all the shards back together. Thank you for doing this for us, my good man. Godspeed!

Posted by elenchos | October 24, 2008 9:04 PM

This just makes me sad.

Here's what's going to happen next. This stripped building, or a vacant lot, will sit there for years because new construction has screeched to a halt.

Then they'll dig a big hole, and that pit will sit there for years, collecting blown litter or drug addicts.

Then a tickytacky concrete-panel eyesore will go up in its place. It'll look generic but almost adequate for about 8 years, until all the panels will be stained and streaked and start chipping off.

Hope you're happy.

Posted by Christ All Friday | October 25, 2008 1:18 PM

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