TDI -- Reporter's Blog

Aug. 28, 2009 at 4:10pm

Bye-Bye Hill Climb

Ongoing construction of Pacific Plaza near 12th/13th St. and Pacific Avenue has meant the 12th Street hill climb connecting Pac Ave to Commerce has been alternately opened and closed. Today I noticed the hill climb is once again closed, and the wrecking crew has arrived . . .

I understand there used to be an escalator in that big empty maw on the right. One design plan has the hill climb looking like this . . .

comments [6]  |  posted under Downtown, Hill Climb, Pacific Plaza, Tacoma


by KevinFreitas on 8/28/2009 @ 4:32pm
Wow, I guess it's definitely closed now. I sure hope they can stay pretty true to that proposed design. Thanks for the update TDI!

by L.S.Erhardt on 8/28/2009 @ 4:43pm
Interesting.... veeery interesting.

by The Jinxmedic on 8/28/2009 @ 4:49pm
Back when "Escalade" wasn't an overpriced Chevy truck wearing a Cadillac badge.

by Erik on 8/28/2009 @ 5:11pm
Great action shots Todd.

Good riddance walkway.

by nloxford on 6/1/2013 @ 9:53am
I saw this section of moving sidewalk a few years ago and asked someone about it. He explained that it was closed up due to crime and urination. It was separated from the open area by a fence at the time. I didn't realize it was from 1960 - I thought it was from the modernization movement that occurred in the 90s. Wow.

by TDI-Reporters-Notebook on 6/1/2013 @ 12:56pm
here's an update . . . --TODD


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