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Oh, I just love Abercrombie Baby ziggurat-shaped urban densifications!

Seriously... What is that?

Posted by k | June 2, 2008 2:43 PM

Infill? What a hunk of crappy jargon. Kind of worse than densification.
But I'm still pumped for H&M.

Posted by bronkitis | June 2, 2008 2:57 PM

about New District - they'll all have such great views of I-5!!! depressing

Posted by jackseattle | June 2, 2008 3:23 PM

Thank god they are starting to build up the U-District. Apartment prices are insane.

Posted by Cale | June 2, 2008 3:30 PM

Wow! Giant ceremonial stairs to nowhere! They've really thought of everything now.

Posted by Brian | June 2, 2008 3:33 PM

@5 - they have some at Gasworks Park too - totally unusable, in practice.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 2, 2008 3:44 PM

"Base Capital"? What a terrific name. I assume they're affiliated with Al-qaeda.

Posted by Nat | June 2, 2008 4:04 PM

Dominic. Instead of writing about the developers, perhaps you could write about the effect that the gentrification of the U-District area has had on undergrad students at the UW?

Many of them are now living at home well into their 20s because most of the group houses that used to cater to them have been sold, apartments are being turned into condos, tuition and dorm costs keep rising, and new apartments like the one you describe are not likely to adequately meet their student income needs.

Posted by Trevor | June 2, 2008 4:05 PM

70th is the new 47th!

Posted by sam e. | June 2, 2008 4:22 PM

Trevor, grad students live for the ability to tell other people how hard they have it.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | June 2, 2008 4:55 PM

And thus the death of another DIY show house.


Posted by highfives | June 2, 2008 5:18 PM


Seconded, beat me to it. I have fond memories of those houses, including black & white gay bear porn and having to shepherd underage friends into the alley after the only honest police raid of a party I've ever seen in this town. Hell, I think I had a crush on a girl who lived in the basement in one of those houses and rode freight trains.

Sigh, I don't mind progress, and this city needs density, it's just that it always seems to come at the price of what makes the city livable and vibrant in the first place, dig?

Posted by juris | June 2, 2008 5:50 PM

@11/12: I loved shows there, such a great little space with nice people running it all. Bummer.

Posted by Aaron Edge | June 2, 2008 6:21 PM

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