Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Seattle City Hall

At the moment I'm ranking Seattle City Hall as -architecturally speaking - one of the best buildings I've ever been in.  I spent an hour there trying to find some defect (I did find one but it was so minor it's hardly worth mentioning).  The detailing and execution is superb and the flow from exterior to interior feels very comfortable.  The building is welcoming, bright and appropriate to its purpose and sea-side location in every way.  This photo depicts one of the many functional art installations within; the glass and steel bridge connecting the upper floors.  The blue surface is structural glass.  The wood guardrail is intended to encourage people to stop and linger - the view to the right looks over the entrance plaza and out to the water front and ocean beyond.  A very stunning building in every way.

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