The Seattle Hotel was damaged by the April 13, 1949 earthquake; the steeply tilted parking garage with a bow-like point that replaced it in 1961 has been known for decades as the “Sinking Ship.” (Courtesy MOHAI)

The Seattle Hotel was damaged by the April 13, 1949 earthquake; the steeply tilted parking garage with a bow-like point that replaced it in 1961 has been known for decades as the "Sinking Ship." (Courtesy MOHAI) The Seattle Hotel was damaged by the April 13, 1949 earthquake; the steeply tilted parking garage with a bow-like point that replaced it in 1961 has been known for decades as the "Sinking Ship." (Courtesy MOHAI)
The Seattle Hotel was damaged by the April 13, 1949 earthquake; the steeply tilted parking garage with a bow-like point that replaced it in 1961 has been known for decades as the “Sinking Ship.” (Courtesy MOHAI)