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#141 Smokeshadow

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 01:17 PM

If anyone remembers the AM radio station KLIF, the Mighty 1190, from the 1950's and 1960's; it's broadcasting studios were located in the old, historic Magnolia service station #110.  That building is currently undergoing an adaptive re-use  :claps:   :claps:   :claps:

 

https://flashbackdal...on-no-110-1920/

 

I've always been fascinated with the building since, as an architect, it was a creative use of a triangular urban site  :cool:


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Posted 20 July 2020 - 03:19 PM

Seattle also has a famous, or should I say 'infamous' triangle building.  The Triangle Hotel & Bar (now just 'Seattle's Historic Triangle Pub'), which at one point housed a brothel.  It's not very big, and has never seemed to be profitable for the tenant - a lot of restaurants have come and gone in the ground floor space.  There's another triangle property just down the street on 2nd Avenue that makes home to a very funky parking garage.

 

The majestic building to the right of the parking garage is the Smith Tower.  For a long time it was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.  I worked in both the ground floor restaurant and at the top observation area (there was a nighttime disco there and a lunch buffet) between 1979 and 1981 when Ivar Haglund (popular Seattle restaurateur) owned it.  When Ivar shut us down, we all made our way to the ball at the top on our last night.  One of our crazier waiters (not me!) opened one of the panels in the ball and hung outside it on a rope.  Ah, the good old days!  There's an apartment that I believe is now rented, in the triangle section at the top.  Ivar refused to rent it out because the building had manual elevators and he'd have to pay a union elevator operator to run one elevator 24/7.  Cheap bastard!  There was also an old speakeasy in the basement that was used during prohibition - very pretty with Chinese tile.  Ivar used it as the garbage room.

 

Google Maps

Triangle Pub - https://www.google.c...!7i16384!8i8192

Parking Lot - https://www.google.c...!7i16384!8i8192

 

History of Triangle Hotel & Bar - https://www.nps.gov/...seattle/s30.htm


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Posted 01 August 2020 - 12:52 PM

Now this is a fascinating piece of architecture and engineering  :claps:   :claps:   :claps:   :claps:   :claps:

 

https://currently.at...-130032878.html


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Posted 01 August 2020 - 02:31 PM

Now this is a fascinating piece of architecture and engineering  :claps:   :claps:   :claps:   :claps:   :claps:

 

https://currently.att.yahoo.com/att/xandr/horizontal-skyscraper-safdie-architects-opens-130032878.html

spectacle! here's a clip of the bridged crystal exploration deck!

And a great couple of images, one of the work in progress and another of the deck. Chongqing-opening.jpg Image-2-5.jpg

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Posted 06 August 2020 - 02:10 PM

Isn't that in Singapore?


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Posted 06 August 2020 - 03:18 PM

Isn't that in Singapore?

Chongqing, China


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Posted 06 August 2020 - 06:20 PM

Chongqing, China

Thanks! At least I guessed the right part of the world. If I had read the article it would have told me but I was too lazy to read it  :lol:


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Posted 06 August 2020 - 07:40 PM

Thanks! At least I guessed the right part of the world. If I had read the article it would have told me but I was too lazy to read it  :lol:

 

 

Thanks! At least I guessed the right part of the world. If I had read the article it would have told me but I was too lazy to read it  :lol:

Trust me, I noticed. :haha: :love2:


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