Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Back to Normal

The desolate block between 5th & 6th and Battery & Bell has seen its share of action over the last few months. It was used as a storage space for a Toyota dealership in the spring, back when people weren't buying cars, then when they were, it hosted dozens of clunkers that were destined for the compactor. In between that time, it also served as the base of operations for Gary Merlino Construction while they were waging war on Belltown's streets. They were there for months, but they have now withdrawn most of their troops and equipment, maintaining a small peacekeeping force. And so with this return of calm, the old ways have come to the fore: it is once again a storage lot for Toyota overstock. Observe:

It's not as many cars as they've had there in the past, but if people continue to not buy, it'll be full in no time. Whatever happens, the magnificent Darth Vader Building doesn't care about what goes on here; its main concern, as you can tell from the picture, is looking modern and jagged.

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