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The Reason Why Many of the New Buildings in Seattle Are Bland and Ugly

Seattle's building boom is also an ugly building boom. by Charles Mudede A house on San Francisco's Vallejo Street recently sold for $21.8 million. Charles Mudede The thing you can't help but notice while driving around San Francisco is the absence of active construction. As someone from Seattle who constantly hears banging and drilling and builders shouting up and down the street—and who, until recently, could see a giant crane from their bedroom window (it seems to have jumped across South Alaskan Street to do work on a new development)—the absence of any kind of construction is just spooky.
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