Fred Bassetti leaves Seattle with rich architectural legacy

Dec 17, 2015 1132

Perhaps no single architect has had a more profound influence on the buildings and public places that defined 20th-century Seattle than Fred Bassetti. From the Seattle Aquarium to the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, from Woodland Park Children's Zoo to Seattle Municipal Tower, Bassetti's portfolio includes some of the city's most iconic spaces.

Yet his legacy reaches far beyond concrete, glass and steel. Bassetti's style contributed significantly to the region's approach to modern architecture, where the unique elements of the Pacific Northwest—climate, light, landscape and indigenous materials, such as wood—figured prominently. 

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Fonte: L'italo-Americano

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