Thought I'd post some photos from a trip this summer to Seattle. The following is a quick rundown, through words and pics on the city. Hopefully it makes sense. If not, just ask.
First off, here are a few general shots of the city.
Great little flat-iron.
Pioneer Square is Seattle's historic district, consisting quite a few blocks of low- mid rise architecture. Former warehouses have been converted into lofts, retail, restaurants, offices, etc. There's even an example or two of pretty good urban infill, that which respects it's context both in materials and scale. This district has a really interesting story from the beginning days of the city to the early 20th Century. The Underground Tour highlights much of that and I highly recommend the tour if you make it up there. Preservation efforts really kicked off with the construction of this turd:
In the foreground is a parking garage locals have named the 'Sinking Ship'. This replaced a beautiful Victorian flat-iron. Even trade?
Urban infill I mentioned above. Not a bad project, but wish they would have provided a little more relief with the windows being setback a bit. Feels a bit flat (compare with the buildings above). Also not entirely crazy about the corner treatment.
Pike Place Market
Known for throwing fresh fish to waiting customers. Fun to watch them pull pranks on tourists and worth the stop. The rest of the market is your typical market variety turned tourist trap.