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Seattle's Minoru Yamasaki holds special place in skylines across the world

Minoru Yamasaki

He was born in a cold-water tenement in Seattle's Yesler Terrace neighborhood. He's most remembered for designing the World Trade Center, but Minoro Yamasaki's architectural legacy can be found in skylines across the world. This includes several iconic buildings right here in Seattle.

Remember Minoru

📚 Book some time with Look, Listen and Learn

Look, Listen & Learn

What’s your favorite kind of book? We’re partial to Pacific Northwest history of course, but we’ll take a good mountain mystery or coastal caper any day. Auntie Lena and Possum are ready for your recommendations on this week’s episode of Look, Listen and Learn as they talk genres, libraries, and the value of a good book!

Read Between Lines

Head downtown for September Welcome Back Weeks

Welcome Back event in Pioneer Square

The City of Seattle has splashed out a second round of Welcome Back Weeks in September! Taking place throughout downtown, the celebration will feature small businesses throughout the heart of the city, as well as a light show, Black Lives Matter festival, concerts, and more. Masks and proof of vaccination are required at all events!

See You There

20 years later, remembering the victims and saluting the heroes of 9/11

Remembering 9/11 - 20 Year Anniversary

Tune in Saturday morning at 11 a.m. to watch the Seattle Fire and Seattle Police Departments’ live streamed virtual memorial to commemorate the 20-year anniversary of 9/11 and honor those who lost their lives on, and as a result of, that tragic day.


Protect yourself & our community - COVID-19 information

The COVID-19 delta variant is spreading fast. Starting Sept. 13, a statewide mandate goes into effect that requires facial coverings at outdoor events with 500 or more people. A similar mandate is already in place in King County for everyone five and older. Masks continue to be required in public indoor spaces and are strongly recommended (but not required) in crowded outdoor settings where people cannot remain at least six feet apart. For the most up-to-date information, visit King County's masking guidance.

The best protection against COVID-19 is to get vaccinated. Vaccinations are available to everyone 12 and older regardless of insurance, citizenship, or immigration status. The City of Seattle is no longer offering COVID-19 vaccinations but there are plenty of places to get one. See below for some options.

If you need language interpretation, help finding a vaccination or testing site, or ADA accommodation, call the King County COVID-19 Call Center at (206) 477-3977, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, get a free test, with or without an appointment, regardless of immigration or insurance status.

COVID-19 Resources