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Southeast Seattle streets at Leticia Ave S and 34th Ave S.

Map of the Week: Lack of Sidewalks in Seattle

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Most long-time Seattleites know that sidewalks are a highly charged and controversial discussion point in many neighborhoods. But that's not because people don't like them....

Sunday Video: 1884 Cartograph of Seattle

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An 1884 cartograph details a growing Seattle as it was at the time. One presenter takes viewers through the map features and history contained...

Futurism: Did They Get It Right?

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We're all familiar with vintage cartoons like The Jetsons (Orbit City) and Batman (Gotham City) that depict an urban futurism that seems, now, all too unlikely — at...

Pike Place Expansion is Good Urbanism

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Last week, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to commit $34 million towards the Pike Place Market expansion project. The new low-rise, mixed-use development...

Kalakala’s Remaining Pieces End Up in West Seattle

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When we reported that the Kalakala was getting scrapped, we did not expect much of the ship would be saved. However, interest in preserving pieces...

One Last Goodbye to the Kalakala

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That's it. Today, the Kalakala is going to the breakers. The 276-foot ferry's last trip is scheduled for early morning today, from the Hylebos...

Sunday Video: Seattle Moves A Mountain, The Denny Regrade

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3q24_667eU This video is a time capsule in two ways: First it provides a fascinating history of the sluicing of Denny Hill into Puget Sound...