Seattle Space Needle Reflection at Night

What the Bloody Hell is This?

Strange Dome Under Construction

Ever Wonder What it Would Look Like?

Cranes Over South Lake Union

If the children of the 1% piled into your city, called themselves “progressives”, then proceeded to elect 1%er after 1%er to public office while railing against the evils of the 1%?

Did you ever wonder what it would look like if, after being elected, said officials proceeded to stand on a street corner with your city, spread its ass cheeks wide open, and offer it up for bareback rough fucking to every John with the requisite funds?

Did you ever wonder what it would look like if, in addition to all of the above, said “servants” sweetened the deal by

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Planet Hollywood Comes to Seattle

8th and Pine Hilton Lights

Hilton’s latest property has been illuminated on the corner of 8th & Pine.

I don’t want to say that it looks out of place, but, well, judge for yourself. Keep in mind that this is the bottom few floors of a 500′-ish, 40+ floor tower.

Honestly, it doesn’t look bad … I’ve walked past it the past few evenings, and it’s growing on me. Dare I say, it even looks pretty cool. Located across the street from the historic Paramount Theater, however, it just looks out of place.

The price of progress I guess.

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Crane City

Construction Cranes from SLU Park

I’ve been around the block a few times, but I can say without exaggeration, that I have never in my life seen as much construction as I have seen in Seattle, Washington in 2014.

Look left, there are cranes. Look right, there are cranes. Look at the Space Needle, cranes. The mountains, cranes. Cranes, cranes, cranes, cranes, cranes. When one disappears, two more take its place. It’s overwhelming. It’s absolutely incredible.

What does it mean for Seattleites, though?

Is this crane business good? Is it bad?

It depends on who you are. I’m less than thrilled

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No Greyhound

Terminal Building

Prior to the mid-90’s, it was the gateway to Seattle for many of us. Now, after 75 years, Seattle’s Greyhound Bus Station has moved out of downtown, and back to SoDo.

Since only poor people ride the bus these days, scoring this prime real estate was, I’m sure, half as difficult for the developers as taking candy from a baby. (see the plans for this location below)

If the start of the next recession stays on schedule, the new development should be completed just in time for financing to run out. Don’t worry about the developers, though, as

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A Dream Come True For Pioneer Square

Pioneer Square 7-Eleven

Pioneer Square 7-Eleven

In what can only be described as a stunning victory for panhandlers city-wide, cheap food and alcohol will soon be made available at the corner of First and Cherry. While this will be convenient, the fact that said venue will be directly across the street from two tourist attractions is what makes this a true stroke of genius.

“Uh, excuse me, could you buy me a sandwich?” “Could you buy me a sandwich?” “Could you buy me a sandwich?” “Could you buy me a sandwich?” “Could you buy me a sandwich?” “Look, I asked nicely five

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The Westlake Park Playground

Westlake Children's Play Area

Work on the Westlake Park Playground has begun.

Soon, bums will have something new to urinate on, and you too will be able to buy crack from the bottom of a sliding board.

Westlake Park – Kids Playground

Westlake Park – Kids Playground

Update: Photos taken on March 1, 2013:

Westlake Children’s Play Area

Westlake Children’s Play Area

Westlake Children’s Play Area

Westlake Children’s Play Area

Westlake Children’s Play Area

Westlake Children’s Play Area

Westlake Children’s Play Area

Westlake Children’s Play Area

Westlake Children’s Play Area

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Tracks

Broadway Streetcar Tracks

The First Hill Streetcar is coming right along.

Which begs the question, with all the buses that run along Broadway … why a streetcar?

Well, the other week, I flipped through a book called “Stuff White People Like”, and I finally found the answer.

147 Public Transportation That Is Not a Bus

147 Public Transportation That Is Not a Bus

“… White people all support the idea of public transportation and will be happy to tell you about how subways and streetcars/trams have helped to energize cities like Chicago and Portland. They will tell you all about

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Via 6

Via 6 and The Seattle Space Needle

Via 6 and The Seattle Space Needle

In the beginning, there was “6th & Lenora”. For once, I liked the name. It was urban. Accurate. Unpretentious.

Clearly, it could not be left to stand.

Oh no.

The last thing the developers wanted was a building marketed to actual urban-dwellers.

No no.

Instead, they wanted, nay, needed a building marketed toward suburban douchemonkeys. People who would drive out in the morning, spend the day elsewhere, then drive back to the parking garage before taking the elevator to the 21st floor where they could cocoon for the rest of the evening.

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Let There Be Rails

First Hill Streetcar Rail Tracks on Broadway

Tracks for the First Hill Streetcar have finally made their way to Broadway.

It’s both an ugly thing, and a beautiful thing.

First Hill Streetcar Rail Tracks on Broadway

First Hill Streetcar Rail Tracks on Broadway

First Hill Streetcar Rail Tracks on Broadway

First Hill Streetcar Rail Tracks on Broadway

First Hill Streetcar Rail Tracks on Broadway

First Hill Streetcar Rail Tracks on Broadway

First Hill Streetcar Rail Tracks on Broadway

First Hill Streetcar Rail Tracks on Broadway

First Hill Streetcar Rail Tracks on Broadway

First Hill Streetcar Rail Tracks

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