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historische wandeling

Seattle's Unrealized Central Park

historische wandeling

Seattle's Unrealized Central Park

1 recensie
Duur
2 uur
Groepsgrootte
Maximaal 10 personen
Inclusief
Equipment
Gegeven in het
Engels
historische wandeling

Seattle's Unrealized Central Park

historische wandeling

Seattle's Unrealized Central Park

1 recensie
Duur
2 uur
Groepsgrootte
Maximaal 10 personen
Inclusief
Equipment
Gegeven in het
Engels

Wat je gaat doen

Join me for a walking tour of the failed Seattle Commons project. The park was a proposed redevelopment plan for South Lake Union, the neighborhood now at the center of Seattle’s tech-fueled population explosion. It was narrowly voted down by Seattleites in the mid-1990's. Referred to as “Seattle’s Central Park,” the plan would have created a large urban park in the center of the neighborhood, which is now occupied by blocks of skyscrapers. We’ll tour the area, learning about the various development plans and major land transformations throughout South Lake Union’s history. You’ll hear about the political and economic trends that led to the Seattle Commons plan and its rejection by Seattle voters, and we’ll discuss the future of Seattle’s urban core in the wake of the current population boom.

Je verhuurder

Chris

Chris

Hi, I’m Chris, a member of the Atlas Obscura community. As a 10-year resident of Seattle, I've witnessed firsthand how my city has rapidly changed. When I moved here, I became acquainted with this region as an AmeriCorps volunteer, doing environmental restoration in Seattle's urban parks. I learned more about regional policy and planning processes as a graduate student at the University of Washington, where I earned a Master's degree in public administration. The failed Seattle Commons plan is an intriguing case study in urban planning and Seattle politics. I'm excited to offer a walking tour of this ambitious project, and I hope you'll join me!

In samenwerking met Atlas Obscura

Geselecteerd door Atlas Obscura

Deze ervaring wordt aangeboden door een lid van de community van Atlas Obscura en is geselecteerd door Atlas Obscura.

Atlas Obscura werd opgericht in 2009 en is een wereldwijde community van reizigers, die samen een uitgebreide database hebben aangelegd met de meest wonderbaarlijke plekken en het wonderlijkste eten ter wereld. Leden van de community organiseren ook hun eigen ervaringen en bieden speciale toegang tot de verborgen plekken en lokale en gastronomische wonderen van de wereld.

Wat er is inbegrepen

Equipment
I will provide printed maps and short informational packets.

Recensies van gasten

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Waar je naartoe gaat

South Lake Union (SLU) is the fastest-growing neighborhood in America's fastest-growing city. However, if Seattle voters had voted slightly differently in the mid-1990s, it would have been a huge city park called the Seattle Commons. Despite what it could have become, SLU does have three public spaces: Denny Park, Cascade Park, SLU Park, which we will explore.

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Annuleringsvoorwaarden

Annuleer ten minste zeven dagen vóór de geplande begindatum van de ervaring of binnen 24 uur na aankoop om volledige restitutie te krijgen.

Communicatiebeleid

Communiceer altijd via Airbnb. Om veilig te kunnen betalen en communiceren, is het belangrijk dat je altijd gebruikmaakt van de Airbnb-website of -app.

Vereisten voor gasten

Maximaal 10 gasten van 18 en ouder mogen deelnemen.

Meer tips

The tour meets up in Denny Park and ends at Lake Union Park. This is a walking tour with a total distance of about 1.5 miles. Wear comfortable shoes and attire. We will walk rain or shine, so watch the weather and prepare accordingly.
Chris
historische wandeling
Seattle's Unrealized Central Park
1 recensie
$35 per persoon
1 recensie
$35 per persoon