From Stone to Steel: Seattle Style from Then ‘til Now
Sun, Aug 15 from 1pm - 3pm
Can a city be a fashionista? As with clothing, architecture has its hot trends and enduring styles. Beginning with Seattle’s rebirth after the great fire of 1889, the city’s new buildings have been up-to-the-minute examples of the latest designs of the times – from chunky, monumental Romanesque to stark, unadorned Brutalism, to environmentally conscious, sleek glass and steel towers showcasing computer-aided, high-tech design. Walk the design runway in this decade-by-decade tour of what’s been new and exciting in downtown Seattle’s built environment from 1889 through today.
This tour begins outside of the building at 1st & Yesler, 102 1st Ave S (formerly a Starbucks)