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Seattle's Unrealized Central Park

Architecture

Seattle's Unrealized Central Park

1 omtale
Varighed
2 timer
Gruppestørrelse
Op til 10 personer
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Equipment
Sprog
Engelsk
Architecture

Seattle's Unrealized Central Park

Architecture

Seattle's Unrealized Central Park

1 omtale
Varighed
2 timer
Gruppestørrelse
Op til 10 personer
Inkluderer
Equipment
Sprog
Engelsk

Det skal I lave

Join me for a walking tour of the failed Seattle Commons project. The park was a proposed redevelopment plan for South Lake Union, the neighborhood now at the center of Seattle’s tech-fueled population explosion. It was narrowly voted down by Seattleites in the mid-1990's. Referred to as “Seattle’s Central Park,” the plan would have created a large urban park in the center of the neighborhood, which is now occupied by blocks of skyscrapers. We’ll tour the area, learning about the various development plans and major land transformations throughout South Lake Union’s history. You’ll hear about the political and economic trends that led to the Seattle Commons plan and its rejection by Seattle voters, and we’ll discuss the future of Seattle’s urban core in the wake of the current population boom.

Din vært

Chris

Chris

Hi, I’m Chris, a member of the Atlas Obscura community. As a 10-year resident of Seattle, I've witnessed firsthand how my city has rapidly changed. When I moved here, I became acquainted with this region as an AmeriCorps volunteer, doing environmental restoration in Seattle's urban parks. I learned more about regional policy and planning processes as a graduate student at the University of Washington, where I earned a Master's degree in public administration. The failed Seattle Commons plan is an intriguing case study in urban planning and Seattle politics. I'm excited to offer a walking tour of this ambitious project, and I hope you'll join me!

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Equipment
I will provide printed maps and short informational packets.

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Her skal du være

South Lake Union (SLU) is the fastest-growing neighborhood in America's fastest-growing city. However, if Seattle voters had voted slightly differently in the mid-1990s, it would have been a huge city park called the Seattle Commons. Despite what it could have become, SLU does have three public spaces: Denny Park, Cascade Park, SLU Park, which we will explore.

Ting, du skal huske

Annulleringspolitik

Hvis du vil have en fuld refusion, skal du annullere mindst 7 dage, inden oplevelsen er planlagt til at starte eller senest 24 timer efter køb.

Kommunikationspolitik

Kommuniker altid via Airbnb. For at beskytte din betaling skal du aldrig overføre penge eller kommunikere uden for Airbnb's hjemmeside eller app.

Gæstekrav

Op til 10 gæster på 18 og opefter kan deltage.

Flere tips

The tour meets up in Denny Park and ends at Lake Union Park. This is a walking tour with a total distance of about 1.5 miles. Wear comfortable shoes and attire. We will walk rain or shine, so watch the weather and prepare accordingly.
Chris
Seattle's Unrealized Central Park
1 omtale
$35/person
1 omtale
$35/person