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Today the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center will open its doors to the public, giving a window on the Foundation's projects around the world. From the street you will see lighted lettering on the visitor's center which shines out the credo,"Every Person Deserves the Chance to Live a Healthy, Productive Life." On Wednesday evening I was on campus taking photos when the Foundation kicked off it's Visitor Center opening celebration with a large gathering, including President Jimmy Carter, whose Carter Center has been successfully working to eradicate common preventable diseases and parasites in the third world for the past 30 years. The gala was well attended and the campus was lighted up gloriously (the building pictured is not the Visitors Center but is the southwest elevation of the Atrium located at the back of the northern most boomerang-shaped building of the large campus. It is across a courtyard from and behind the street-front Visitors Center). Do go visit when you get the chance. The work going on here is strategic, important, and will have an amazing impact for good in people's lives all over the planet. As you can see from the reflection in the glass of the lobby where guests were being received, the Gates Foundation campus is located just across the street from Seattle Center and the Space Needle.