More Demo, More Rules & Not Enough Insurance

At the time of this writing, Seattle’s skyline is populated with cranes. It is rare to walk down a block in the Capitol Hill or South Lake Union neighborhoods without passing a construction site. With every building that is demolished to make way for a new development, the urban fabric changes irrevocably—the old making way for the new. While much is being made of Seattle’s growth, what about its related casualties? What of all the torn down buildings and the aspects of Seattle’s culture they may have represented? Is all the new development changing Seattle’s culture, and if so, how?

Changing Seattle: Tracking Demolition Permits

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