Sinking Ship

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the Sinking Ship

The Sinking Ship is a multi-story parking garage in Pioneer Square, Seattle bound by James Street to the north, Yesler Way to the south, and 2nd Avenue to the east, and just steps away from the Pioneer Building on the site of the former Occidental Hotels and Seattle Hotel. After the Seattle Hotel was demolished in 1961, the Sinking Ship was built as part of a neighborhood redesign.

A writer for HistoryLink described the Sinking Ship as "that skid road parking garage whose nihilistic construction depresses the flatiron block where James Street and Yesler Way meet at Pioneer Square."[1]

The parking garage is said to be haunted.[2]

The parking garage is owned by the Kubota family.[3]


  1. ^ Dorpat, Paul (1 January 2000). " the Free Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History". Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  2. ^ Andrews, Sidney S. (2009). Boren's block one : a sinking ship. [Charleston, S.C.: CreateSpace. ISBN 978-1449906290.
  3. ^ Westneat, Danny (6 March 2010). "The curse of the 'Sinking Ship'". Retrieved 8 February 2015.

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Coordinates: 47°36′7″N 122°19′58″W / 47.60194°N 122.33278°W / 47.60194; -122.33278