Sketched Feb. 15, 2011
AboutSeattle Times news artist Gabriel Campanario has been capturing Seattle's places and people in hand-drawn sketches for more than a decade. To see past columns, visit the Seattle Sketcher home page. Prints, notecards and a book of Campanario’s sketches are available for sale through The Seattle Times store. You may also fill out an illustration request to order a specific image.
Consider the countdown to the viaduct’s demise officially started.
On Friday, construction crews began demolishing a portion of the First Avenue South northbound ramp next to Qwest Field. It was the first piece of the 57-year-old structure to come down.
Northbound access is scheduled to be restored by April 1, when drivers will access the elevated freeway via a new ramp at South Royal Brougham Way.
Brian Honda, owner of Seattle’s historic Triangle Pub, said a lot of free parking under the viaduct has disappeared and fears it will be hard to attract new customers.
I will continue exploring the viaduct over the next few months, capturing soon-to-disappear views and talking to people who live or work nearby. Please share memories and story ideas on my blog or by e-mail.
Sketch-worthy Seattle. Where should I take my sketchpad next? Do you know of a good sketch story waiting to be drawn? I’d love to learn about it. You can send me your suggestions to email@example.com or via Facebook or Twitter.