It was recently reported that Seattle is once again the crane capital of the United States, the dubious honor in which the Emerald City has been cursed with for three years in a row now. But the arsenal of heavy-lifting tower cranes is reported to grow by at least one more in the spot where the legendary Showbox now sits. That’s right The Showbox.
Yesterday the historic venue turned 79 years old but today a news piece came out that highlights a plan that will turn the venue that has hosted almost every popular music act you can think of into a giant pile of rubble, making way for 44 floors of whatever.
The Daily Journal of Commerce reports that Vancouver, B.C.-based Onni Group has filed plans to build a 44-story tower with 442 residential units on the Showbox property, at 1412 First Ave.
The proposed site plan can be viewed below.
If you’d like to make your voice heard, sign this petition and this one too. Also, if you are a Twitter person, use the hashtag #SaveTheShowbox in all your tweets. The Facebook hashtag getting most love is #SaveShowbox.