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March 9, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Sunday Memo: New neighbors … Will Seattle become Disneyland? … Sun Tuesday?

First off, did you remember to move your clocks ahead one hour? You know, Daylight Saving Time … And look at this, you may have a new neighbor! Big companies that get their money from Wall Street have purchased thousands of single-family homes — including homes in Seattle –  and are offering them…

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March 4, 2014 at 10:26 AM

Developer announces details for proposed downtown gondola

The operators of the Great Wheel on the Seattle waterfront unveiled plans for a gondola to carry people from the Convention Center to the waterfront with a stop at the Pike Place Market. “Gondolas have been recognized throughout history as a way to scale heights. They’ve also proven their safety and reliability,” said Kyle Griffith, whose…

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June 29, 2012 at 8:27 AM

The Great Wheel opens today

(Seattle Times staff reporter Jennifer Sullivan was among the reporters who turned up early this morning for media day at the Great Wheel on Seattle’s waterfront.) Great Wheel details It’s really big: Approximately 175-feet tall, nearly 200 feet at its highest point and extends over Elliott Bay almost 40-feet. It’s really heavy: Weighs a hefty…

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March 30, 2012 at 10:34 AM

The future of Seattle’s waterfront

What will Seattle’s waterfront look like in five years? That’s the issue at the heart of an episode of City Inside/Out  on Seattle Channel Cable 21 at 7 p.m. tonight. In a few months, city officials will be given a design concept of what the waterfront might look like once the Alaskan Way Viaduct is completely down in 2016…

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