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Cornerspotter: Thrusting Forward in 1970

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Written by Sarah Anne Lloyd

Cornerspotter is the Curbed Seattle feature in which we show you a historical photo taken somewhere in the city and you identify the location. Impress fellow Curbed readers with your knowledge by leaving guesses in the comments or send them to our tipline: seattle@curbed.com. We'll post the answer on Friday. And hey: no cheating!


Image: Seattle Municipal Archives

Back in 1970, the city was just breaking ground on a pretty cool public project — built thanks to a series of bonds approved by voters in 1968. We can thank the bonds, known as Forward Thrust (heh heh heh), for some pretty major parts of Seattle's past and present, including the Kingdome. Unlike the late stadium, though, this project is still around, although it's gone through some changes since it was first built. In fact, some major renovations were just finished in February 2013.