The view from my window has been improved, thanks to the demolition of the southern mile of the landmark 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct on Seattle’s waterfront.
This shot was taken from my window, as excavators rip down support columns of the structure.
It’s a bittersweet moment for many. The structure itself was old, ugly, and unsafe, and supported rather seedy elements around its’ base for decades, but it was one of the most incredible urban/scenic drives around, with sweeping views of the city, Elliot bay, & the Olympic mountains.
Here’s a link to the new in-depth WSDOT Viaduct History website, some interesting tidbits – http://viaducthistory.com
Personally, I’ll take the extra window-view, quieter roads, & a revitalized waterfront. Can’t wait for it to finish!