Monday, June 18, 2012

Photo: A Precariously Pyramidal Perch

In and around downtown Seattle, you'll find representatives of pretty much every major architectural movement of the last hundred and twenty years - even Googie. Within every style, though, there's ample opportunity to go beyond what's ordinary and leave a striking impression. I got that from Rainier Tower, a skyscraper that doesn't seem unusual at all until you notice that it's balanced on top of an inverted concrete pyramid. Really, it almost looks like the realization of a Jenga tower, something that shouldn't be able to stand up at all, but does anyway... like a sufficiently strong breeze would knock it over.

It's still got one hell of a look, though.

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