Posts tagged Cranes
Seattle Tops the U.S. in Crane Counts for 3 Consecutive Years

As Puget Sound Business Journal reporter Marc Stiles recently tells readers, “if it looks like there are more construction cranes dotting the city of Seattle’s skyline, it’s because there are.” According to a report released in mid-July by Rider Levett Bucknall, “Seattle’s crane count increased from 45 to 65 from December through May,” which means “Seattle has more cranes than any other U.S. city for the third year in a row.”

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Record $5 Billion in Downtown Construction Currently Underway

The Seattle skyline will continue to be filled with cranes for a bit longer. Recently published in GeekWire, “A new report from the Downtown Seattle Association says the city is in the midst of a record $5 billion in current construction activity downtown.” The builders are rushing to meet demands of new residents (more than 1,000 a week) and businesses moving into the city. According to the 2017 Mid-Year Development Guide, residential work represents two-thirds of all projects underway and have 30,000 units under construction or in development.  

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