TDI -- Reporter's Blog

Feb. 10, 2012 at 8:00am

Is This the Ugliest Stretch of Downtown Tacoma?


(from left to right)

1126 Pacific Avenue -- a.k.a., The "Computer Hard Drive Tower" Tower

1120 Pacific Avenue -- a.k.a., The "Plenty of Terrace Space for Smoke Breaks" Building

1114 Pacific Avenue -- a.k.a., The "BunkTress" (a bunker/fortress combo)

1102 Pacific Avenue -- a.k.a., The "Poor Man's Rem Koolhaas Tribute" Building

comments [11]  |  posted under Downtown, Tacoma, Ugly


by Erik on 2/10/2012 @ 8:59am
Nope....this is:

by NineInchNachos on 2/10/2012 @ 9:33am
arent most of those buildings parking garages or abandoned ?

by fredo on 2/10/2012 @ 9:50am
Kevin, it'll all look pretty when they dig up the street and install the ditches.

by thriceallamerican on 2/10/2012 @ 10:10am
Aw, I like the giant brick parking garage. Some legitimately nice brickwork on that thing. (Way better than when it had big long wood slats covering the front.)

by Jesse on 2/10/2012 @ 10:18am
I can think of plenty other places that are uglier.

by NineInchNachos on 2/10/2012 @ 10:19am
1102 Pacific Avenue -- a.k.a., The "Poor Man's Rem Koolhaas Tribute" Building

I think it looks more like 1960's Soviet office block. Dear Leader!

by NineInchNachos on 2/10/2012 @ 10:26am
way uglier... way way.

by Maria on 2/10/2012 @ 1:35pm
Yes, that's a sad part of the CBD. Especially if you head north another block and there's a cavernous parking garage. That whole couple of blocks has a lot of non-active space, including some large empty for lease spaces.

by Jesse on 2/10/2012 @ 5:57pm
How about 21st blocks and street west of Market?

How about Tacoma Ave downtown?

by Non Sequitur on 2/11/2012 @ 11:20am
Just about anything on Fawcett south of 13th.

by Erik on 2/11/2012 @ 11:39am
@RR: Yeah, that is a pretty scary and depresing corner right on Pacific Avenue above.

Todd's shot is certainly not appealling but not the worst downtown.


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