Seattle City Hall

January 06, 2009

The new Seattle City Hall by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and Bassetti Architects is one of the nicer new civic buildings in Seattle. The project has won several awards and is LEED Gold certified, although according to the PI its an energy hog. Still, its a pretty nice design, with a cohesive plaza, attempting to tie in directly with the citizens it supports. Today was the first time I had actually been inside the building (the top photo is my daily photo for today). I didn't get to see much of the building beyond the foyer (for lack of another word - but the entire first floor is almost completely void of program) and the one room and hall where the City Council meeting was being held. The views from the hall were spectacular and the room, which resembled a college lecture hall served its purpose well. I'd like a chance to wander the halls more, and perhaps even make it up to the green roof. Maybe on another visit.

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