Feb 20, 2015
commented on Remember Those People Who Wanted to Turn the Viaduct into an Elevated Park?
Good. It's a VERY good idea. The reason it wont happen is because the High Line only barely obstructs views of New Jersey (and actually provides views of Brooklyn). In Seattle all those buildings previously blocked by the viaduct will now have billion dollar views of Elliot Bay. I'm betting those have been purchased and interests are being protected. Any glance at the success of the High Line (or walk along it with actual New Yorkers like I have) would show any designer/planner/engineer that safety is not that much of an issue and access is very feasible (since you can put an elevator/stairs on any corner once it's a park, duh).
Feb 19, 2015
commented on The Ugliest Walk in Seattle Is the Walk Under the Viaduct
Actually disagree, Paul. This walk is awesome and I take it regularly. Besides being a little unsafe as far as cars, there's always tons to see and hear, and ITS ALWAYS DRY under the viaduct. You can walk from Pioneer Sq. to the elevators behind Pike Place, or in nice weather ditch out from under it and up Post Alley. From the ferry you can see The Aquarium, Ivar's Emerald City Guitars, Purlieu Hall, Post Alley Pizza, that antique store, HWY 99 Blues Club, Top Pot Donuts, The Owl N Thistle, Mae Phim Thai, etc etc, without ever getting rained on. I mean...c'mon. The ugliest walk in Seattle is any one next to a construction crane on Cap Hill or Ballard, or the CD.
Jan 2, 2015
commented on My Philosophy
I regret that I haven't told more people that Mizell gave me the best advice I received in 2014 (or ever, maybe). Which was "you do you". Thanks, man.