Russell Brunelle (russellb) wrote,
Russell Brunelle

Jack Benaroya's memorial

I attended Jack Benaroya's memorial service at Benaroya Hall this afternoon.

Benaroya Hall has been a great home for the Seattle Symphony, and without Mr. Benaroya's original seed donation this project might have stalled. But that's not why I really appreciate this guy.

Instead, what I appreciate is how his vision of modern industrial parks didn't just involve efficiency, but also orderliness and physical beauty, including integrated green spaces.

As a result, people who have no reason to even know this guy's name have more enjoyable working lives to this day.

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