Seattle Space Needle
This week's photohunt theme is triangle. I did not have an idea of what I was going to use this week but when I went hunting, I realized that triangles showed up prominently in Seattle. So here is a triangle tour of some of the well known (and less well known) sites of Seattle, Washington. Starting with the iconic symbol of Seattle - The Space Needle. Notice how the leg bases form a triangle?
Near by are the arches of the Pacific Science Center. These were also build as part of the Seattle World's Fair of 1962 and were designed by Minoru Yamaskai. Triangles make up the design at the top of the arches.
For many years, the Smith Tower was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River and the tallest building in Seattle. Later it was surpassed by the SeaFirst building - the lower black box building to the left and later again by the Columbia Tower - black building to the left. Notice the triangular top.
The triangular top continues to be a theme in downtown Seattle. This is the top of the "W" Hotel. In the foreground is the Henry Moore Sculpture "Vertebrae". To the left is out next site ...
The Seattle Public Library designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhass. Back to back triangles form diamonds and encompass the exterior walls. Here is another shot from the interior.
You can often see triangles in our public art. Notice the legs of the Hammering Man sculpture outside the Seattle Art Museum. The stone work on the SAM building also has several triangles. There are also interesting triangular sculptures in the Olympic Sculpture Garden.
And to complete our tour, here are triangles in a few lesser known sights in Seattle. Thanks for coming along on my tour. Have a great weekend everyone.
Triangles hold up the Aurora Bridge