The Space Needle and Frank Gehry’s Experience Music define Seattle, along with the Library. 

Seattle’s new Library is a busy place. Completed in 2004, it is made up of steel diamond shapes, holding the glass–letting lots of light inside for this typically rainy city. It integrates all kinds of new technologies into the library’s traditional function. Rem Koolhaas is the architect. Both Koolhaas and Frank Gehry rely on CAD-(computer-aided) design.

The main building of Olympic Sculpture Park, above and below, was finished in 2008 and has won architectural awards. It is by the husband and wife team of Weiss/Manfredi

Nearby is the Space Needle, but it seems to “deconstruct”
in front of Experience Music Building, designed by
Frank Gehry in the late 1990s.

Mass transit comes right inside to the front of the building.

The entry gives only a glimpse of the ever-changing colors
and shapes, in and out.

Copyright Julie Schauer 2010-2016