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May 03, 2004

Monorail through the Center

Today's debate over whether Seattle's monorail should go through -- or around -- Seattle Center is really about changing the city's heart and face. Every time a city alters its skyline or its landscape, a similar debate begins.

At The Times, our editorial opinion is that the monorail should go through the Center, and in this we agree with longtime Center director Virginia Anderson. We've debated the worth of the monorail, but if it's going to be built, it should work as smoothly and efficiently as possible, and that means going through Seattle Center.

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Posted by Jim Vesely at May 3, 2004 10:22 AM



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