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Saturday, March 12 • 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Architectural Highlights of Capitol Hill: Cal Anderson Park, Bullitt Center, and Steven Holl's Chapel of St. Ignatius

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This tour will introduce you to a variety of architectural highlights in the south Capitol Hill neighborhood bordering the Central District, one of Seattle's most populated areas undergoing a high-level of transformation.

Take a walk through Cal Anderson Park in the heart of Capitol Hill. Seattle's oldest Olmsted-designed park underwent a well-received renovation in 2005. This 7-acre park houses play areas for children, a wading pool, sports field, and now lidded reservoir among welcoming promenades. Water remains a defining element clearly stated by the reflecting pool and sculptural water feature.

From Cal Anderson walk over to The Bullitt Center, an ultra-green high performance building. You will be hosted by Deborah Sigler of the University of Washington's Center for Integrated Design housed within the Bullitt.

Round out this tour with a visit to the Chapel of St. Ignatius on the urban campus of Seattle University. Originally conceived as “seven different 'bottles of light' in a stone box” this is a famous architectural work of Steven Holl.

Recent article about the changing face of the neighborhood: http://www.seattletimes.com/life/lifestyle/culture-clash-on-capitol-hill/

Maximum Participants: 14

Fee: $20

Accessibility: Walking (some inclines), standing, maneuvering city streets, getting on and off public transit.

Transportation: Mini coach to Capitol Hill; public transit back to Westin. Walking (a combined distance of at least 1 mi.). Meet your tour wrangler around the North Tower escalators on the Westin's Lobby Level before the 1:30 PM departure.


Saturday March 12, 2016 1:30pm - 5:30pm
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