Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Ita-Hill-y?

Your own villa on
the Hilla: "new point of view?"
Sev'nty percent sold...

Ref: Bellagio

7 comments:

kojak said...

it's a bad motel?
on the outskirts of las vegas?
truly vile project!

Final Answer said...

Is Bellevue Ave E really the "heart of Capitol Hill"? I would say John and 15th is closer to the true center. Or if we're talking about the center of all Hill action, maybe 12th and Denny? Bellevue is practically in the sound.

City Limits said...

It really is a monster, isn't it? Kudos to Kojak for the emotional Ku.

Johnny Rigor said...

postulating the center of the hill is one of my true passions. Broadway and John is a logical center of the action. But if you consider the historic defintion of the neighborhood it's more like Volunteer Park

City Limits said...

Here's what Wikipedia has to say about the boundaries of CapHill. And as we all know, Wiki is never wrong. So where are our engineers and geographers to map out the precise center? Find us the answer and include a jpeg, we'll dedicate a Ku to you.

Wiki says......
Capitol Hill is bounded by Interstate 5 to the west, beyond which are Downtown, Cascade, and Eastlake; by Washington State Route 520 and Interlaken Park to the north, beyond which is Montlake; by E. Pike and E. Madison Streets to the south, beyond which are First Hill and the Central District; and by 23rd and 24th Avenues E. to the east, beyond which is Madison Valley.

wonderfollower said...

Consider the map here.

From a purely geometric perspective we could probably peg the center as roughly Roy & 15th. However, pure geometry can hardly be supposed to define the "heart" of a neighbourhood.

Surely heart is defined by the people and culture, no?

So, let's suppose we could overlay density of population and retail on this map. I think we would find it to be bottom-heavy and biased towards the west. With that in mind, I think something like Broadway & John is probably a better estimate of the Hill's ooey gooey delicious center.

Thoughts?

City Limits said...

Interesting mapping technique, snaps for sure. Anyone care to tackle the density center with some mathmatical skill and mapping creativity?