Now, to the business of the day: making fun of buildings even though I sort of like them. Specifically, the Concord in Belltown. It makes me laugh because it's named after a rather famous jet, and it looks like an airport terminal.
It makes me think of an architect that really wanted to be the Seatac guy but didn't get the contract, so he repurposed the plans. I'm sure it wasn't like that, but the thought amuses me anyway*. Here, let's take a closer look at the awning.
Do you not expect to see sky caps standing around under this awning? Whenever I walk by I worry that I don't have my tickets.
But as much as it amuses me, I like this building. I mean, it looks like an airport, how cool is that?
It's not perfect. Not my dream condo block or anything. I take specific issue with the 80sesque fountains out the front. And the fact that I can't afford them. Oh well.
* (For the curious, it was in reality made by Driscoll Architects, who have done other stuff in town and have a broken website).