Monthly Archives: August 2012

China to dominate tall building development

  Nine of the 20 tallest buildings under construction in the world are located in China, which is now leading the way in the development of supertall buildings, according to the latest research study by the Council on Tall Buildings … Continue reading

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Seattle University hosts national happiness conference

What organizers are calling the first comprehensive conference on national happiness will be held Friday and Saturday at Seattle University. The event brings together more than 150 professionals and activists from as far away as South Africa, and from more … Continue reading

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Redmond company introducing construction set for Space Needle replica

  Redmond-based Eitech America will introduce into the U.S.  market by September a construction set for building a three-foot replica of Seattle’s famous Space Needle. Image courtesy of Eitech Bobby King, Eitech America’s president, said in a press release that … Continue reading

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Missed signage opportunities

In today’s world of signage and ads plastered everywhere, it seems odd to advocate more. But here we are…some local cornerstones might be missing out on customers, and signage could change that. The Seattle Center offers great examples. Atop the … Continue reading

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University uses streetcar to get its message across

Photo courtesy of Nyhus Communications. Northeastern University, a non-profit, private research university based in Boston,  plans to open a campus in  Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood in 2013. To generate buzz in anticipation of its arrival, it has taken to … Continue reading

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