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Seattle WA 1950s Aura Ave N looking south into the Battery

Seattle WA 1950s Aura Ave N looking south into the Battery

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Seattle, WA 1950s - Aura Ave N - looking south into the Battery street tunnel. My guess about 1959. Traffic is flowing into tunnel after 1959 opening of ...

Looking north, Alaskan Way at Marion Street, Seattle ...

Seattle, 1953

Cars travel down the completed segments of the Viaduct in June 1959. Courtesy of Seattle Municipal Archives, item No.

Seattle, WA 1950s - Aura Ave N - looking south into the Battery street tunnel. My guess about 1959. Traffic is flowin… | Interstate 5 - Old Highway 99 ...

Seattle has changed: See the Alaskan Way Viaduct under construction in the 1950s

43111 The Viaduct comes up against some vintage billboards in 1950. Courtesy of Seattle Municipal Archives, item No. 43037

The Alaskan Way Viaduct in 1956. Courtesy of Seattle Municipal Archives, item No. 53373

Smith Tower under construction, 1913 - Seattle, Washington

Here's the viaduct in 1953, the year the first section opened between Battery and Dearborn streets. This view looks west, and you can see the Battery Street ...

Construction of the Battery Street Tunnel at 4th Avenue, seen in July 1953

Pike Place Market, Seattle, circa 1927

The viaduct, pictured in 1951, starts to take shape. Courtesy of Seattle Municipal Archives, item No. 43501

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... Avenue North and enter the tunnel at Republican Street.

Aurora Bridge

Woolworth's and 3rd Avenue, 1950s - Bruce Thomas

Starting to look like the now-familiar viaduct in April 1952.

Pine Street, Downtown Seattle, Washington 1950's

The tunnel's incomplete south portal and the Downtown Seattle skyline, seen in September 2018

Washington Workers' Advisor

Goodbye-A-Duct: A Photo History Of The Alaskan Way Viaduct

The Viaduct starts to tower over the waterfront in late 1950. Courtesy of Seattle Municipal Archives, item No.

Rezoned, Revitalized Aurora

Map of Battery Street with blue highlighted area stretching from First Avenue to Borealis Avenue

(Courtesy, Seattle Municipal Archive) NOW: In the mid-1970s the three- mile long “Jersey Barrier,

The Alaskan Way Viaduct is scheduled to close on Jan. 11, with the new

Battery Street in Seattle. (Feliks Banel)

The Battery Street tunnel will be decommissioned and sealed as part of the new SR 99

Adaptive Signal System Kicks Pedestrians To The Curb

THEN: Like violence in a classic Greek play, the carnage suggested by this 1934

Seattle and Aurora Avenue. Looking south from Victor Steinbrueck Park on the Alaskan Way Viaduct, which until 2019 carried

The curving entrance, at left, to the viaduct from Battery Street is flanked by

Workers carefully demolish the Alaskan Way Viaduct's southern mile in 2011.

61757 The completed southern extension's connection to the Spokane Street Viaduct and West Seattle, pictured on April 4, 1960. Courtesy of Seattle Municipal ...

Clement Place, located at 937 North 96th St, held its grand opening ceremony on April 9th. The facility is owned and run by the Downtown Emergency Service ...

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Alaskan Way was once the main arterial along Seattle's busy waterfront (though part of it

Six lanes of Aurora Avenue ...

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Alaskan Way ...

Route of existing and new SR99 highway

DOT: End is in sight for Seattle's aging Alaskan Way Viaduct

Washington 99 shield assembly posted along Aurora Avenue southbound after North 97th Street in Seattle.

Construction on the Alaskan Way Viaduct at Battery Street on Feb. 25, 1952.

This rendering shows the streets reconnected across Aurora Avenue North.

Map of Mercer Corridor

Seen here in 1959, the section of the viaduct stretching from the stadiums to Spokane Street was torn down beginning in 2010. Seattle Post-Intelligencer ...

The last remaining US 99 sign in downtown Seattle, at the Columbia Street onramp to

Views, Bertha, and a years-long political battle: How we got to the viaduct demolition

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BH Photo #424175

This bus stop in Aurora-Licton Springs Urban Village is narrow and not ADA-friendly. (Photo by Douglas MacDonald)

Pirates ...

Transportation in Seattle

Green Lake Drive stems east from the five point intersection of Washington 99 (Aurora Avenue) and North 83rd Street to ...

Mercer Corridor map

THEN: St. Vincent de Paul's first storefront opened in 1926 in Belltown's grand clapboard

Looking down Pike from 8th Avenue West Seattle, Seattle Washington, Old West, Back

Alaskan Way Viaduct looking north from SODO district.

The red Public Market sign in front of a clear blue sky at Pike Place Market. Best Attractions in Seattle

This aerial photograph shows concrete work (right foreground) on June 3, 1950,

Looking northbound on Everett Mall Way, which carries SR 99 between Evergreen Way and I

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One way to beat the snowy cold weather is to dream of balmy days on the waterfront. Here's a look ahead at mid-2019 when the project will reach some major ...

Queen Anne is named after the glacial hill on which it sits. Queen Anne Hill was originally named Eden Hill by the Denny Party, but it did not develop ...

About Seattle

In 1975, Seattle was downright sleepy. This photo looks north with the Smith Tower at right, the Henry M. Jackson federal building at left, and Safeco Plaza ...

3of7Aerial looking north.Photo: Courtesy of the City of Seattle, Courtesy of the City of Seattle

Alaskan Way Viaduct, southern ...

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The lights were turned on for the Alaskan Way Viaduct for the first time on March

Surplus Store, horizontal, 1st Avenue & Battery Street, John Margolies, 1977, John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive (1972-2008), ...

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DOT: End is in sight for Seattle's aging Alaskan Way Viaduct

PIONEER SQUARE, LOOKING EAST. – Alaskan Way Viaduct and Battery Street Tunnel, Seattle, King County, WA, Jet Lowe, 2008, Historic American Buildings Survey, ...

Bardahl neon sign in Ballard. Photo: Joshua Trujillo/seattlepi.com

Alaskan Way, originally Railroad Avenue, is a street in Seattle, Washington, that runs along the Elliott Bay waterfront from just north of S. Holgate Street ...

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Tunnel concept, advisory votes, and subprojects[edit]

Located at the North Hub at the Aurora Avenue North and Harrison Street intersection.

4 die after construction crane crushes cars in Seattle

AAA/Inspector 31

A panorama of three photos taken by Charles Morford in 1887-88. Someday we

Aurora Avenue with the George Washington Memorial Bridge and downtown Seattle in the background

Battery St Tunnel 3-21-09

From 1994-2014 over 90% of the residential growth occurred in zones without the tallest building construction allowances. When zoning changes, maximized ...

... to a new Alaskan Way street.

Here's what Seattle looked like in 1936 before the viaduct was even planned. Notice the number of piers along Elliott Bay. In the center of the photo, ...

1of44Seattle's waterfront will undergo a huge make-over in a few years, so here's a look at iconic moments in the city's famous district.

Washington 99 continues south toward the Seattle ...

These are the southern approaches of the Alaskan Way Viaduct as seen from the roof of

a view of a city street: The Alaskan Way viaduct, curving southward along the