Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Towers From Three Eras


Towers From Three Eras
Photo & Text © 2010 Kim- Seattle Daily Photo. All rights reserved; no use, alteration, reproduction or republishing in any media.
Rainier Tower (the Modern one that shrieks 70's architecture and seemingly pierces the earth in the foreground) and 1201 Third Avenue Tower (the late 80s Post Modern one aka "The Spark Plug" or the artist. . .er, I mean tower formerly known as WaMu) dominate this view of the skyline. Between them and quite overshadowed by the other two is the much shorter Seattle Tower, a 1920s Art Deco treasure and a national landmark. Pay no attention to the much shorter Cobb Building below on the right (with the roof garden and giant busts of stylized Indian Chiefs). It's just a building, not a tower. :-)

7 comments:

Steffe said...

Not a view you would find in any Swedish town. I kinda like that non-tower building.

Maya said...

*sigh* Makes me miss that beautiful city!

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful shot!

Bibi said...

What a cool shot. These are the Three Bears of the architectural world! :)

Hilda said...

Wow, what a collection of different architectural styles. I kind of like them all.

lewi14 said...

I can't say that the skyscraper look beautiful. But they look amazing. I like the samll building amongst the giants. Great shot.

Jesse Steinfort said...

I want to say that people called that the "apple core" when I was a kid.