As it turns out, Pioneer Square is home to the “coolest” place to park in the nation
A London-based design publication, Architizer, has named a local parking structure “the coolest place to park” in the United States, according to a recent Seattle Times article. Yes, you read that correctly. Architizer collaborated in the rankings with Looking4.com, a website which compares airport parking options.
Said parking structure is located in the heart of Pioneer Square, at the intersection of Yesler Way, James Street and 2ndAvenue. The triangular garage actually has a name – “Sinking Ship” and is hard to miss given its unusual shape. This unusual structure was built in 1961 by Madeville and Berge – Seattle-based architectural and engineering partners. The same firm is responsible for the design of the Logan Building in Downtown as well as the Ballard branch of the Public library.
According to Seattle Times, ten garages from all across the United States were nominated, based on various factors such as: design, sustainability, and historical elements. The Sinking Ship competed against the Michigan Theater in Detroit and the Helix Garage in Kentucky, before nabbing the top prize.Email