Weekend extras

How do you reuse old car dealership properties? So you think they’re ugly when they’re filled with of cars, lights, balloons and flags?    What happens when  they go dark?  Creepy black holes in the cityscape.   At that point almost any reuse no matter how bizarre and unfeasible seems welcome.

All you need to know about congestion pricing. For now, at least. David Alpert and folks in Washington DC really get into this discussion from every angle. They have to.

Notes from Seattle’s Historic International District  Arch Daily takes a look at the new Wing Luke Asian Museum in Seattle.  OSKA Architects creative reuse of materials is impressive.  But could the historic Chinatown façade of the building have been better preserved?  

Portland Chinatown Real Estate Non-News  The Daily Journal of Commerce has the lowdown on the Royal Gensing Plaza but nothing to report in terms of a sale or lease.

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