Historic Seattle Files Landmark Nomination For the Showbox



"The steps leading up to the main stage of the Showbox are nothing to write home about. But they become something almost religious as each one leads you higher and higher until the expansive, curved ceiling opens up above you.

There’s a feeling the Showbox invokes that is hard to pinpoint but will be impossible to imitate."

I think we may have jumped the shark on the fetishizing. It's a pretty dumpy venue with bad sightlines, cheap finishes, and poorly ventilated restroom facilites that tend to make the whole place smell like someone might have pissed in the corner, not the Taj Mahal.


“The site isn’t that large. And the zoning—the height allowed is very high. ... Ideally, the developer finds another site somewhere else downtown.”