Seattle Then and Now
Baker & Taylor Publishing Group
, Sep 17, 2010
- 144 pages
Twenty-first century Seattle is one of the most influential urban centers on the planet — after all, it's the city that gave the world Starbucks, Microsoft, Nirvana, and Amazon.com! Ever since it was first settled in 1851, Seattle has been a mover and a shaker in the Pacific Northwest. Discover the “Emerald City” — from its pioneer days to its high-tech present — in the second edition of Seattle Then and Now. Nearly burned to the ground in 1889, Seattle was revived by the Great Northern Railroad and Klondike Gold Rush. Photos of the waterfront and skyline from 1886 show Budlong's Boathouse and the Frye Opera House before the fire; today, sleek office buildings, including the Bank of America Tower, dominate that same vista. The futuristic Space Needle is still Seattle's most recognizable symbol. Take a fascinating look at this towering 605-foot structure during construction in 1962, and see how modern it still looks.