Is Seattle's building boom over?

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There are still plenty of projects in the pipeline, but construction has declined in the past six months and Seattle's crane count has fallen by 22

Unique Footprint Requires Changing Shape for Seattle Tower

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Nestled between two historic early 20th-century buildings, The Mark in downtown Seattle makes the most of its quarter-block footprint

Seattle Concrete Drivers Strike

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Union ready-mix concrete truck drivers in Seattle voted to strike when their contract expired July 31. As of Wednesday, more than a quarter of them have walked off the job, according to the Seattle Times.

CenturyLink Opens Cloud Development Center In Seattle

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Expedia Announces Plans For New Headquarters In Seattle

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Expedia''s new home features spectacular views of downtown Seattle, Mt. Expedia Announces Plans For New Headquarters In Seattle appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Far West Washington Workforce Training/Skilled Workforce Bellevue Blog-April-2015 Expedia Seattle

Video: Seattle's One Smart Tunnel

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Heavy construction on Seattle's SR99 tunnel and SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program is wrapping up and WSDOT says the tunnel may be open to traffic this fall.

Light Rail Buildling Boom Underway in Seattle

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Light rail is undergoing a multibillion, multi-decade expansion in the Puget Sound region, moving in all directions from Seattle through tunnels, over bridges and across bodies of water as Sound Transit pursues a dozen projects

Seattle again reigns in cranes

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After a dip six months ago, the city once again leads the U.S. with 65 active cranes buoyed by new projects and an usually low number of completions

Seattle crane count falls, still leads nation

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The number of cranes dotting the Seattle skyline dropped below 50 for the first time since 2015

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In Seattle, Transit Team Eyes Cause of Rail System Cracks

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Seattle’s Sound Transit is investigating the cause of cracks in the rails of its signature Link light-rail system

Switch Automation Opens Seattle Office

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Switch Automation’s CEO Deb Noller has announced the opening of the company’s second West Coast office, in Seattle, to serve clients in the Pacific Northwest. Noller said, “We have placed our most senior operations person, Peter Rake, into Seattle, to work with more than 1.5

Northwest City Scoop: Construction Starts in Seattle

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Dodge offers data on 2017 starts in the greater Seattle area

Report: Seattle building boom could be over

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and Seattle's crane count has fallen by 22 There are still plenty of projects in the pipeline, but both apartment and office construction have declined during the past six months.

Millennial madness arrives in Seattle

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Catering to millennials seems to be an emerging theme for many developers in the Seattle area. Image courtesy of Blanton Turner.

Smart Planning Boosts Seattle To #1 City For Pedestrians

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Smart Planning Boosts Seattle To #1 City For Pedestrians appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Liberty Mutual Insurance releases pedestrian safety index with top 15 safest U.S. cities for pedestrians.

Labor Deal Ends Seattle Crane Strike

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A 17-day construction worker strike in Seattle and Western Washington state ended Sept. 6 after a local union reached an agreement with the Associated General Contractors of America

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Video: Fly Seattle's SR 99 Tunnel

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This video captures the ongoing construction of the interior roadways, safety systems and other elements that will carry and safeguard drivers passing beneath downtown Seattle in the new SR 99 tunnel. The drone enters at the tunnel’s north end, near Seattle Center.

Seattle Hotel Fined $355K for Asbestos Removal Violations

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A Seattle hotel owner who knew his building contained asbestos decided to cut corners and save money by removing it using untrained workers.

Tariffs rain on Seattle's building boom

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The extra duties on steel and aluminum are forcing developers in several other markets as well to expand their budgets, according to a large construction firm's cost index tracker

Seattle aproves $700M KeyArena redevelopment deal

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Crews will retain the historic roof but will demolish most of the existing structure to make way for an arena that will seat up to 19,000 people

Seattle construction workers brace for possible slowdown

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Despite the Washington city's building boom, its construction workers wonder how the new head tax and other factors will affect business

Big Bertha Breaks Thru in Seattle

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The Big Bertha saga on the Seattle Viaduct Replacement project has come to an end as the tunnel boring machine broke through the final three feet into the disassembly area.

20 Columns Raise Seattle High-Rise Above Downtown

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Seattle's under-construction 2+U office tower hovers up to 85 ft over a sloping ground, supported by 20 columns weighing as much as 165,000 lb each

ENR 2018 Top 400 Sourcebook: Work Begins on One of Largest Projects in Seattle History

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Construction work begins on one of the largest projects in local Seattle history

TBM 'Bertha' May Begin Excavating Again Under Seattle This Fall

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"Bertha" could begin excavating under Seattle again in November. Infrastructure

Net-Zero Community Completed In Seattle

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This community is located in Seattle, WA and was created in collaboration with the architecture firm Julian Weber Architects. ‘. The latter is also the first net positive home in Seattle, and the first passive home built by Dwell.

Downtown Seattle receives new flagship Embassy Suites in Pioneer Square

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Located in Seattle’s oldest neighborhood, a new Embassy Suites by Hilton is now open. The 282 all-suite property comprises two-room suites and studio suites with panoramic views of Seattle and Elliott Bay

Seattle hotel will be the largest in the Pacific Northwest

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million sf, the Hyatt Regency Seattle, currently under construction, is destined to become the largest hotel in the Pacific Northwest upon completion.

Seattle Mechanical Contractor Grows Its Sustainability Portfolio

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Services ranging from design-build to operations and maintenance allow HVAC contractor McKinstry to update buildings through their life cycle

Seattle’s Fremont Crossing Merges Historic Building with New Construction

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A new mixed-use complex proposed in Seattle aims to merge a 1921-built funeral home with new construction for a fresh approach to repurposing landmark buildings

Seattle Tunnel Marks Milestone on Way to Completion

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The last of 1,152 precast road panels for the lower deck of Seattle’s SR 99 tunnel was set into place on March 27, completing the 1.7-mile tube’s double-decked roadways

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Boeing Begins Expansion Of 737 Commercial Delivery Center In Seattle

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Boeing has kicked off expansion of its 737 Commercial Delivery Center (CDC) at Boeing Field in Seattle. The post Boeing Begins Expansion Of 737 Commercial Delivery Center In Seattle appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) | The Source for Corporate Site Selectors.

Seattle in the Middle of a Construction Boom

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. . Seattle is experiencing a building boom, mostly fueled by the rapid growth of tech-related business such as Amazon.com, reports The Seattle Times.

RealNetworks Unveils Location Of Its New HQ In Seattle

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has announced that the company is moving its Seattle headquarters to a brand new office space in Home Plate Center later this year. ” The post RealNetworks Unveils Location Of Its New HQ In Seattle appeared first on Business Facilities.

Dexter Yard to provide Seattle with 540,000 sf of mixed-use space

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Comprising two connected 15-story, 175-foot-tall towers, Dexter Yard will bring 540,000 sf of mixed-use space to the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle. The SkB Architects-designed building will provide 515,000 sf of lab and office space and about 25,000 sf of ground floor retail

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‘Amazon tax’ could slow Seattle’s construction boom

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Seattle’s booming economy has worsened an acute housing shortage. In response, the city council recently passed a new tax that will impose a levy on companies with annual revenues of $20 million of about $275 per full-time employee every year.

Seattle Rebuilds Seawalls With an Eye Toward the Future

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When Seattle looked to rebuild its 100-year-old Elliott Bay seawall in the downtown, planners knew it had to be stronger and better, but it didn’t necessarily have to be taller

Rising construction costs threaten $3.2B Seattle light rail

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Officials want to fast-track the contract award process in order to lock prices

Serta Simmons Bedding Opens Washington Manufacturing Plant

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The new plant in Seattle, WA expands the company’s regional presence as part of $100 million manufacturing investment. Capital Investment Daily News Featured Manufacturing Washington Workforce Development corporate expansion Employment Puyallup Seattle Serta Simmons Bedding washingtonRead: Serta Simmons Bedding Opens Washington Manufacturing Plant at BusinessFacilities.com.

Seattle plans two stations, part of $6B light-rail expansion

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The stations will be five blocks from each other, and some critics argue that Sound Transit needs to consider less expensive alternatives