I'm reserving judgement on the new Four Seasons Hotel. It would be unfair to arrive at an opinion based on one rather lousy rendering.
Unlike the "old" Seattle Four Seasons - now the Fairmont - which was very traditional elegant - Italianate, lots of frippery, frills and gu-ga - the developers of the new FS are going for a more "zen" feel to the hotel - Asian "minimalist" if you like - clean lines, modern, hip and hushed - very different from what one normally thinks of a Four Seasons Hotel.
Seattle being a gateway city to Asia - this makes good sense, in my opinion. Time will tell if the execution of the "zen" feel of the new hotel is done properly.
Anyone with the ability and free time willing to make a rendering of how all of these new projects will look on the skyline (like from W. Seattle, Queen Anne, etc.) once finished? I'm rather curious to see how these will potentially fill in once completed.
__________________ 无知的热心，犹如在黑暗中远征 "There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action"--Goethe