Photo & Text Copyright 2008 Seattle Daily Photo. All rights reserved, including reproduction or republishing.
You are viewing a long wooden bench and ornamental grass planting at the newly opened University of Washington Research complex, built by Vulcan (Paul Allen) as part of the core biomed industries area envisioned for the Cascade neighborhood in South Lake Union. I took quite a few photos of construction in progress a year or two ago, so it was a treat to see the exterior design elements in their finished form. This is actually a test shot I took with a new pocket camera I had just purchased at a camera store across the street. I saw some BMX riders coming out of this courtyard area, and went to take a look at where they might be doing tricks. Seems security personnel shooed them off, but didn't mind me taking photos. I'll be back with my "real" camera and tripod. . .this place is beautifully designed.