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Aerial overview of conceptual ideas for the new Waterfront, looking North

We reported back in September 2010, James Corner Field Operations has been selected to design Waterfront Seattle by the Seattle Parks, DPD and SDOT after beating out Wallace Roberts and Todd, Michael Van Valkenburgh and Associates, and Gustafson Guthrie Nichol. Recently the first designs for the Waterfront Seattle have been unveiled which creates an unparalleled opportunity to reorientconnect Seattle with Elliott Bay, and reclaim our waterfront as a public space for the entire city.

Waterfront Seattle-James Corner Field Operations

The Bay Ring: Re-centering Seattle Around the Bay

Waterfront Seattle-James Corner Field Operations

The Urban Framework Plan: Connecting the City to its Waterfront

Waterfront Seattle-James Corner Field Operations

The Urban Framework Plan: Connecting the City to its Waterfront

James Corner Field Operations has introduced ideas for new uses and activities that make the Waterfront Seattle a truly great place to be, including event spaces that bring back the magic of the concerts on the pier. The design team has also made the new waterfront more accessible to other parts of the city, for example by physically connecting the Pike Place Market at Victor Steinbrueck Park to the waterfront near the Aquarium. The ideas and analysis of the Waterfront reflect the input from nearly 2,000 public responses and meetings with the public.

Waterfront Seattle-James Corner Field Operations

Festivals, events and concerts at Pier 48, looking South towards the Port of Seattle

Waterfront Seattle-James Corner Field Operations

The Beach at Pioneer Square, looking North

Waterfront Seattle-James Corner Field Operations

Colman Dock Gallery, looking North

Waterfront Seattle-James Corner Field Operations

Rooftop Sun Lawn at Colman Dock Ferry Park, looking West

Waterfront Seattle-James Corner Field Operations

Public Thermal Pools at Pier 62/63, looking West

Images by James Corner Field Operations, courtesy of the City of Seattle, 2011