The long waterfront building known today as the Seattle Trade Center (housing Real Networks, Discover U, and part of the Art Institute of Seattle) was originally an American Can Co. factory. Kids on their way to birthday meals at the Old Spaghetti Factory up the street could stop and stare at a skybridge connecting the can plant with a pier across Alaskan Way. They could see unlabeled steel cans on a conveyor belt, traveling single file on their way to be boxed up and shipped to food and beverage processors.