This panoramic poster, with art created by Theresa Todo and photographed by Will Landon, features an impressive view of downtown Seattle as seen from West Seattle Overlook on Admiral Way. Captured in 1981 with a #10 Cirkut continuous strip panoramic camera, equipped with a 48" lens on 9½" Aerochrome, the photograph portrays the city's skyline in remarkable detail.
Above the cityscape photograph, is a detailed line drawing key which labels numerous landmark buildings in the city. These landmarks represent a combination of iconic structures, local businesses, residential and commercial buildings, public amenities, and transportation hubs, painting a rich picture of Seattle's urban landscape in the early 1980s.
Among the labeled landmarks are:
- The Space Needle, Seattle's most recognizable structure.
- The Denny Regrade Bell Tower.
- The Continental Furniture and Grandview Sea Run buildings.
- Noteworthy buildings such as the Royal Crest Condominium, Terminal Sales Building, the Washington Plaza, and One Union Square.
- Historic sites like Pike Place Market.
- Transportation hubs like the State Ferries at Pier 52.
- Public buildings such as the Seattle City Light Building, Federal Office Building, and the King County Courthouse.
- Various hospitals, including Cabrini Tower Hospital, Swedish Hospital, and Harborview Hospital.
- The iconic Rainier Bank Tower and Seattle Tower.
This vintage poster encapsulates the diverse architecture and vibrant city life of 1980s Seattle, making it not only a captivating piece of artwork, but also a valuable historical document. It provides viewers with a glimpse into the city's past, illustrating how much has changed and what has remained the same over the decades.