Sketched Oct. 26, 1:44 p.m. I don’t use the Viaduct for my regular commute, so I can’t say I missed driving on it last week, when it closed for several days during the first phase of its demolition. Did the hyped “Viadoom” slow you down? What really stuck with me on a visit to the demolition zone…More
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Sketched Aug. 30 “An elevated freeway right on the waterfront? What a waste of space.” That’s what my little tourist brain thought about the Alaskan Way Viaduct when I first visited Seattle in 1995, more than a decade before I moved here for good. But now I understand why the viaduct is there. When it was built in…More
Sketched Feb. 15, 2:12 p.m. Consider the countdown to the viaduct’s demise officially started. On Friday, construction crews began demolishing a portion of the First Avenue South northbound ramp next to Qwest Field. It was the first piece of the 57-year-old structure to come down. Northbound access is scheduled to be restored by April 1, when…More
Sketched Feb. 15, 10:18 a.m. Chain link fences and jersey barriers seem to be everywhere around the viaduct in Sodo, but I was happy to find a quiet spots to sketch under the 1st Avenue S. northbound ramp, which closes Friday. A portion of it will be the first piece of the 57-year-old elevated freeway to…More
Sketched Jan. 11, 12:26 p.m., from Victor Steinbrueck Park. I’m looking to sketch some views around the viaduct before it’s gone. I saw it for the first time in 1995 during a weekend visit to Seattle when I lived in Reno, Nevada, where I worked for the local newspaper as a graphic artist, my first job…More
March 2, 12;29 p.m. [View larger] We’re closer to the day when the Alaskan Way viaduct may be demolished. Yesterday, the state House approved a plan to replace it with a tunnel under First Avenue. As a person who lives here, I can’t wait for that day. A…More