For various reasons, I won't be anytime soon.
...to the rescue, Google Maps Street View!
...there. That kind of scratches the itch. Kind of. Especially since I've been on Yesler Way, and looked up at Smith Tower (a building that has a role in Cherie Priest's fun alternate history novel Boneshaker).
Seriously. Sometimes just plug into Google Maps a place you like to visit, or would like to visit, and look via the Web.