See early versions of this series featured by ThurstonTalk in an article titled: Capitol Center Building: A Look Inside the “Mistake by the Lake"
What the future holds...
According to the Olympian on July 04, 2017, "A group calling itself Views on 5th LLC submitted an application earlier this month to redevelop the site, refurbish the tower and erect two adjacent buildings to provide a mix of commercial space, 138 residences and parking. The promise of a $20 million investment in a rejuvenating downtown is something the city can’t easily turn its back on."
I was drawn more to the mood of the building than I was the controversy. So, what was the mood like inside?
Many floors contained artifacts of the building's past such as metal desks and office supplies.
Things were musty and moldy, diffused by occasional gusts of fresh air entering through shattered windows.
Getting to the rooftop was well worth every spooky sound I heard in the shadows on my way up. It was peaceful up there.