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Imagine Tacoma – Crane Ready Projects
What is the urban design quality of that scary little park located between the Rust Building and Park Plaza North along Pacific Avenue? Other than when the Park Plaza Projects were dedicated – has anyone actually performed at the little stage among the trees? This space is much more habitable for a hibernating Fremont Troll than actually supporting human occupancy (being on the North side of the Rust Building and seeing very little sunlight).
So imagine filling this site in with a temporary structure (affordably constructed for a fifteen to twenty year lifespan) that allows for removal at such a time that the Park Plaza North is finally redeveloped (sic). With the pending glut of shipping containers at the Port of Tacoma – and the renewed interest in shipping container architecture from the works of Shigeru Ban and recent design competitions – Tacoma could immediately commence filling the vast number of vacant asphalt and concrete surfaces with ‘Crane Ready Projects.’
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