Saturday, February 23, 2008

Recycle, Reuse #2

Recycle, Reuse

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A couple days ago I showed you the salvaged columns used as the centerpieces for a park. This photo shows two circa 1908 brick buildings once used as warehouses that were left intact and joined by a common atrium to create a wonderful new space. It's a very pleasant place to enter, and I always enjoy the light in the created courtyard between these original structures. I took this photo at night because of the graphic elements that caught my eye from outside on 2nd Ave near the corner of King Street. This renovation was a project by Ralph Anderson of Anderson Koch and Duarte and is known as Court in the Square.

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Anonymous said...

This is an interesting post and recycling is good.

Small City Scenes said...

Thank you so much for the warm welcome. It is greatly appreciated. I will add the CDP link when i can figure it out.
Good ole Seattle--the city where I grew up. green Lake that is. MB

Chuck Pefley said...

I remember this atrium from years ago when the Seattle Mariners had their offices in the building south and adjacent to this space. But that was way back in the days of the Kingdome. You do remember that building I suppose?

Jazzy said...

great lighting Kim.
hope you're having great sunday.

Denton said...

Renovated buildings often make the most interesting spaces. I especially like the lighting and the window frame in your photo ... When my wife and I purchased our condo we intentionally looked for new construction because we wanted to feel confident about the infrastructure (i.e. plumbing, heating, cooling, roof, and something we had no idea about - the water risers). However, we were pleased that the hardwood floors were recycled from old textile mills. They claim to be over 100 years old.

g_mirage said...

Wonderful sight! Love those colors and symmetry!A nice week to you!

Kim said...

Abe, Thanks much!

MB, Ah, I hope you'll see a few recognizable scenes when you visit!

Chuck, Oh yes. Everyone remembers the Kingdome.

Jazzy, Thanks! And I did have a wonderful, sunny, restful Sunday, so Thanks!

Denton, Thanks! I think you got the best of both worlds in your latest digs. The floors sound wonderful.

GMirage, Thank you so much for your kind comments!


The D in D & T said...

Gorgeous warm colors, a lovely photo. I really like the brickwork.