The Curious Case of the Illuminated Billboard
A building on Fourth and Union is testing the limits of Seattle's sign ordinance
This story was originally published at The C is for Crank. Four years ago (an eternity in technological innovation terms) the Seattle City Council adopted new regulations intended to address what they worried was a coming onslaught of large billboards on the sides of Seattle buildings, especially downtown. The rules cracked down on the proliferation of “off-premises…
Get a Sneak Peek Behind the Plywood and Wrap at Seattle’s Space Needle Remodel
Inside the Needle's makeover
Last week, the Seattle magazine team was invited to preview the changes in progress at the Space Needle. We donned hard hats, neon orange vests, safety glasses and gloves before hopping on the elevator and entering an active construction site. The grand reveal of the new observation deck is May 25, with no opening date…
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