Jacqueline Spafford and Jeffrey Klee, SAHARA Co-Editors | Feb 05, 2020
Our highlights for February focus on Seattle, the host city for the SAH 2020 Annual International Conference, for which early registration is open until March 3. Seattle has an important and public-minded tradition of exceptional civic buildings and city parks, several of which are included here.
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Aerial view of Seattle from the north. Photograph by John S. Stec, 1979.
The Brooklyn building, 1222 Second Avenue, Seattle, Washington, built 1890. Photograph by Dell Upton, October, 1985.
China Gate Restaurant, 516 Seventh Avenue, South, Seattle, Washington, built 1924. Photograph by John S. Stec, 1979.
Minoru Yamasaki, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Avenue, North, Seattle, Washington, built 1962. Photograph by John S. Stec, 1979.
Richard Haag, Gas Works Park, Lake Union, Seattle, Washington, 1969-1975. Gas Works Park is the first post-industrial toxic site to be transformed into a public park- an ongoing project that remains an experimental ground and a successful public space. Photograph by Dianne Harris.
Robert Irwin, Nine Spaces, Nine Trees, as originally installed at entrance to old Public Safety Building, Fourth Avenue, Seattle, Washington, 1983. Photograph by Dianne Harris.
Frank Gehry, Experience Music Project, Seattle, Washington, 1995-2000. Photograph by Lauren Soth.
Rem Koolhaas, Seattle Public Library, Seattle, Washington, 2004. Photograph by Henry H. Kuehn, 2005.