Context, Culture, and Construction: The Design Triad that Shapes Seattle
Sat, Aug 21, 2021 from 10am - 12pm
Previously called "The Greatest Hits Tour," this tour is an exploration of the cultural and historical factors that shaped our skyline, from Seattle’s early days with Kirtland Cutter’s Rainier Club to icons of Seattle’s modern identity, like Rem Koolhaas’ asymmetric, cantilevered Central Library. We will explore how the innovative icons that make up Seattle’s downtown came to be, providing a window into how Seattle’s identity has changed over time. We hope this tour will help you develop an appreciation for the social forces which shaped Seattle and our built environment.
Please note: tour meets outside of 4th Ave entrance at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Photos: Monique Blanchard, Alice Hammond