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Big City, Big Nature

The view from Seattle waterfront designer James Corner

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A Walk on the Seattle Waterfront

From Burien to the North End, the Seattle shoreline reveals our rich connection to the landscape, to industry, and to our lives.

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Seattle’s Best City Parks

The 10 best outdoor spaces 
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The Space Needle v. Other Cities’ Famous Monuments

How the Space Needle stacks up against the Eiffel Tower, Gateway Arch, Stratosphere Tower, and the Tower of the Americas.

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The Space Needle: Seattle’s Inspired Icon

Why fifty years later the Space Needle still works.

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Seattle Met invited a panel of experts to nominate the 10 greatest houses of Seattle. While there was much agreement, there were plenty of diverging opinions as well. Here are 10 more fine homes that almost made the cut.

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For the last century and more, most single-family homes have been built by developers, on spec. Here are four distinct design families we can see in Seattle and the suburbs.

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Q&A with Architect Tom Kundig

Tom Kundig, a principal in Olson Kundig Architects, on residential design.

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Seattle’s 10 Greatest Homes

Six design experts choose the most outstanding houses in the city’s history.

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A spring hike through the Olympic rain forest can be a muddy, waterlogged exercise in environmental immersion. And it’s wonderful.

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A novice boatbuilder needs help to keep his project afloat.

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