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Seattle skyline turns blue for Allen Institute

CenturyLink Field in blue
CenturyLink Field’s arches were lit up in blue to boost autism awareness in April. On Tuesday night, they’ll go blue again in honor of the Allen Institute’s 15-year celebration. (Seahawks Photo / Corky Trewin)

If you see a lot of blue lights around Seattle landmarks this week, it’s not in honor of the Seahawks — this time, the color scheme is paying tribute to another one of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s pet projects, the Allen Institute.

Hot spots such as CenturyLink Field, home of the Seahawks; and Columbia Tower, Seattle’s tallest building, will be turning on their cool-blue mood lighting to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the institute’s founding in 2003.

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By Alan Boyle

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