Posts tagged Washington State Convention Center
Seattle is Nearing the “Period of Maximum Constraint”

On January 11, 2019, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is set to permanently close the Alaskan Way Viaduct, the first step in a series of efforts to alleviate congestion but that will first make things worse for Seattleites. In what has been called the “period of maximum constraint,” movement in and around downtown will be difficult, as private and public construction will cause street closures and delays.

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Washington State Convention Center Construction is Underway in Seattle

After years of planning, the Washington State Convention Center updates and construction are officially underway, as an 11-story addition will be added to “the sprawling cite of the Convention Place Station at the north portal of the downtown transit tunnel.” The $1.7 billion project is one of the biggest developments to be embarked upon in Seattle, and as Puget Sound Business Journal outlines, it is expected to “create up to 6,000 union construction jobs and hundreds of apprenticeships.”

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