Have you seen the Seattle Times’ reader feedback on the Denny’s building? Nearly all of it opposes the decision. “Rebuild the Kingdome and put this garbage on top of it,” writes one. “Ballard’s Mt. Rushmore,” says another. “The viaduct is more of a landmark,” says a third. About a quarter of the responses are from supporters. “Googie or not, the former Denny’s has CHARACTER, something sadly lacking in 99 percent of Seattle’s newer buildings,” says one. “Thank God! I don’t care what sits on that corner as long as it isn’t another stupid condo tower!” says another.
And you don’t have to ask Ballard Gossip Girl what she thinks after taking a look at her proposed design for the landmark.