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The Seattle Sketcher

An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

Topic: Viaduct

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November 1, 2011 at 12:24 PM

A word on the Viaduct demolition: “Gorgeous”

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…

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September 4, 2011 at 10:31 PM

A day under the viaduct

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…

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February 18, 2011 at 7:00 PM

The beginning of the end for the viaduct

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…

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February 17, 2011 at 11:25 AM

Under the viaduct and under the rain

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…

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January 20, 2011 at 4:24 PM

What’s your viaduct story?

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…

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