Two recent spreads from one of my pocket sketchbooks: You can draw the Smith Tower with minimal lines and the 1914 skyscraper is still instantly recognizable. I think that’s a sign of good architecture. (3-minute sketch. Lamy Safari Fountain pen and splash of watercolor for the sky.) Related: Signs of life in Smith Tower. The Aspira…More
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Sketched Jan. 17, 2012 Once the home to successful dot-com startups and a symbol of Seattle before the Space Needle was built, the Smith Tower is now 70 percent empty and in foreclosure. When I read the news that it will be auctioned in March, I wondered what it’s like inside the iconic skyscraper these…More