Sunday, April 1, 2012


When was the last time you could cram three construction cranes into the same shot? The nineties, maybe? Really, I'd like to know. This was taken from 7th & Blanchard on my way back from Whole Foods. Two of the cranes belong to that block-long monstrosity on 6th that sits on the former site (*sob*) of the UA Cinemas. The one in the background is a new building going up in the Cinerama's parking lot. I believe it's a Paul Allen project. I'm hoping for the building to be as simple and appealing as all those down in South Lake Union.

These aren't the only cranes, though. There's another one at 2nd & Bell where the new condo building is going up. And there used to be a very large crane at the McGuire, but, in case you haven't noticed, the place is completely gone. It was so gradual and free of drama (though it was quite noisy) that people stopped noticing after a fashion. Well, at least that ugly-ass scaffold is gone.

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