Friday, August 17, 2018

The Awning

The gym I frequent is in a noteworthy early Fifties building. At the time, Seattle was world famous for its architecture. To get some idea of the scale of that achievement, think of Paris looking to Pe Ell for inspiration. At the time, Washington meant only D.C.


The building closed last week for its annual bout of major maintenance. The management decided to remove an awning that had shaded the east-facing entrance for years. It was delightful to discover the lofty glazing that was revealed and realize that a relatively young deciduous street tree had rendered the awning unnecessary -30-

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