City Landmark Meeting for the Showbox Today

The Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board will meet this afternoon to consider designating the building that houses the Showbox a city landmark. On June 5 the board voted 9-0 to nominate the building.

Last year it reported that the building was at risk of demolition when plans were filed to build a 44-story tower with 442 residential units on the property. The project was immediately met with strong opposition, including an online petition that has now garnered over 100,000 signatures.

Founded in 1939 as the Show Box, performers over the years have included included Duke Ellington, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Coldplay, Lady Gaga, and Lorde.

The city landmark meeting is at 3:30 p.m. in the Bertha Knight Landes Room of Seattle City Hall at 600 Fourth Avenue.

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