Lake Union Steam Plant building turns 100

Lake Union Steam Plant building turns 100

The Lake Union Steam Plant that now houses ZymoGenetics turns one hundred years old this year. It’s been called the monument on Lake Union, and its story is, well, monumental. It’s one of auspicious birth – built at the start of the electric age; heroic life – providing emergency power for the city; shocking death – discovery of toxic waste; and finally resurrection – the renovation into a modern biogenetics laboratory.More

East Howe Steps Gateway Plaza Project: Connecting Capitol Hill, Eastlake and Lake Union

East Howe Steps Gateway Plaza Project: Connecting Capitol Hill, Eastlake and Lake Union

Everyone is cordially invited to learn more about this new public space in Eastlake that will unite the historic East Howe steps on Capitol Hill with a new path across Eastlake Avenue and down to Fairview Ave. and the Cheshiahud trail on Lake Union.More

Catching sight of the elusive blue heron

Catching sight of the elusive blue heron

Catching sight of a blue heron is a rare but not unheard of treat. (I know of at least one person who has been out on the lake numerous times over many years and has never seen one.)

But a blue heron occasionally makes visits to the commercial dock on the south end of Fairview Ave.… More

Pocock Rowing Center turns 20 this year

Pocock Rowing Center turns 20 this year

In June 1994 the George Pocock Memorial Rowing Center on Lake Union and in Eastlake opened its doors.  The Center, at 3320 Fuhrman Ave. E, was built in honor of George Pocock  and is a state-of-the-art rowing facility.  George Pocock was a world-renowned boat builder, professional rower, and coach.More

Eastlake resident launches blog dealing with climate change

Long-time climate activist and Eastlake resident (and personal friend) Patrick Mazza has re-launched Cascadia Planet, a blog that will deal with climate change issues.

In his introductory post he writes:

In December 1994, back in the early days of the World Wide Web, a website named Cascadia Planet went live. … More