Seattle waterfront design plans, before and after
Scroll the slider left and right to get an idea of what Pike Place would look like before and after. The photo at left shows the backside of Pike Place Market on Tuesday. At right is an artist's rendering of what the area could look like, according to ambitious plans from a landscape architect.
In a bold statement that may be too much for Seattle, a celebrated landscape architect hired by the city to help redesign the downtown waterfront has proposed a grand promenade between the Pike Place Market and the Seattle Aquarium, including a series of tiered plazas and staircases overlooking Elliott Bay and the Olympics.
But local architects and city planners politely are pushing back against James Corner's vision for the Pike/Pine "overlook folds," as he calls them. Read the full story
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