Thursday, September 27, 2007

Googie on the Waterfront

Googie on the Waterfront

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The very 60s Edgewater Hotel to the right in the foreground was built in the same era as the Space Needle at the height of 50s - 60s Googie-ness in architectural time. The round room and zig-zagged roof-line at it's left end and along the length was very typical of hotel and restaurant design on the west coast at the time. I've heard it said guests could fish from their windows here, and there are photos of famous guests, the Beatles, with rods in hand. Newer buildings of Belltown and the Denny Regrade have heightened the skyline since the days Beatlemania struck the Emerald City. The south slope of Queen Anne Hill is visible in the background to the left. Tomorrow I will show you a shot I took from there!


Paola said...

According to the driver of the Duck I was on (I have a 2 year old, it's allowed!) - they ended up banning guests from fishing from the windows because people would keep the fish in their bedrooms as souvenirs...

• Eliane • said...

I had to laugh at the first comment! :D
This hotel is really interesting looking.From here, and because of the b&w, it looks like a row of little beach houses. You know, the type people go to put their bikini on.