Refocusing Seattle on its Waterfront

Landscape architect James Corner, whose eponymous firm designed the High Line, turns its attention to Seattle. Last week, Corner presented his plans for reorienting the city towards the waterfront.

Lynn Thompson reports on Corner's plans, which calls for "several new parks that descend from First Avenue or Western Avenue to the waterfront in a series of landscaped ramps that he calls "folds." The grandest would descend from Victor Steinbrueck Park at the Pike Place Market to a large public plaza at the Seattle Aquarium."

Corner's involvement is one part of an involved public process by the City of Seattle centering on the question, "What makes a great waterfront?"

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