We visited Pioneer Square in Seattle on Friday, took a tour underneath the city.
These skylights once allowed light into the lower level from the sidewalk level. This lower level was once used by merchants until the rat problem became so bad the shops closed down and only the upper sidewalk storefronts were used. These abandoned tunnels have become the underground city of Seattle. You’ll see several skylight images, some have been replaced due to age and wear.
Removed skylight behind antique tub.
Skylights from above.
The news of the rat and flooding problems kept hotel guests away so hotels advertised insanely low prices to fill rooms.