Posts Tagged ‘waterfront’

May 16th, 2017 - 12:24 am § in The Ave Scene

We Need Moth Races Off Of Seattle New Waterfront!

The Incredible Moth .. way cooler than the hydroes! These things are amazing. They can make 35 knot in a minimal wind.   Imagine Seafair with moth races replacing the hydros![...]

July 30th, 2016 - 7:42 am § in The Ave Scene


Seattle Initiative 123: An Unfunded, Irresponsible Mandate The idea is to model a Seattle park after New York’s privately funded Skyline Park. I-123 would replace the Viaduct with an elevated park.  Unlike Skyline in Manhattan, there is no private donor underwriting this bad idea.  Instead [...]

August 8th, 2015 - 10:43 am § in The Ave Scene

The Seattle Waterfront

Princess Angeline’s beach shack near Pike Street.[...]

January 18th, 2015 - 1:21 am § in Misc.

THE Ave Scene: For 1 cent, WASTATE lost out on a great attraction.

USS Ranger featured in ‘Top Gun’ set to be dismantled for single penny Imagine this on the Seattle Waterfront as an attraction?  Aircraft carrier, USS Ranger, which featured in the movie ‘ Top Gun ‘, will be dismantled for single penny in Brownsville, Texas.  Officials were[...]

September 11th, 2014 - 2:46 am § in The Ave Scene

Burke Museum to pitch Legislature for a new building

The Seattle Times reports that the UW wants the legislature to fund a new builfing to replace the 52 year old  Burke Museum. The current building is too small toexhibit the collection and the lack of  air-conditioned or climate-control puts its extensive, important collections at risk. Its directo[...]

August 25th, 2014 - 8:16 pm § in The Ave Scene

A real SEATTLE waterfront!!!!

Some months ago and other websites bemoaned the Disney-esque and undistinguished design proposed for Seattle’s waterfront.. We felt the New York based architect had done a great job of designing a waterfront for Kansas City. Someone must have heard!!!! Today’s Seattle Times re[...]

March 17th, 2014 - 3:24 am § in Misc., The Ave Scene

James Corner’s Modest Vision for Seattle’s Waterfront

Do 26 Blocks of Features Make a Design? “For 50 years now we’ve been looking through a crumbly, deteriorating double-deck freeway, and we’ve been fenced off from our waterfront,” “It’s time that we had a front door to our city.” said Jean Godden, chair of the City Council c[...]

March 6th, 2014 - 3:46 pm § in The Ave Scene

Wonderful Urban Art

Last night I went to a puboic meeting about Seattle’s new waterfront. It has some good points BUT … the artist chosen for the pubic art in Pioneer Square is Buster Simpson, Seattle practitioner of the boring Public Decor approach to art. This AM. I came across something much better in an[...]

September 16th, 2011 - 8:49 am § in The Ave Scene

The Seattle Waterfront Project

Last month the New York Times (August 21, 2011, By JOHN HARWOOD) summarized the views of business economists about how to stimulate the stalled economy: “While waiting for education investments to pay off, however, Mr. Gross says the government should finance immediate job creation to shore up[...]

February 20th, 2011 - 7:00 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

Seattle’s Unique Opportunity: The Waterfront

This is the city founded centuries  ago by people from the Salish Sea.  The longboats of our Samish and Duwamish predecessors were part of a network of native navigation reaching from Tacoma to Alaska.  The white men came and replaced Chief Seattle’s home but the waterfront remained the cor[...]