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The demo has begun for 2 AND U

The demolition has begun on ‘2 AND U‘ at 1201 2nd Avenue.  Developed by Skanska USA Commercial Development and designed by Pickard Chilton Architects, 2 AND U will occupy most of the block between First and Second avenues and University … Continue reading

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The new IKEA is home to Washington’s largest solar project

Home furnishings retailer IKEA unveiled what it calls the largest solar rooftop array in the state at its store under construction in Renton.  The new IKEA store is now outfitted with 3,268 solar panels.   Check out this video by … Continue reading

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Are you willing to pay more for your green apartment?

Green apartment construction is blossoming, yet renter survey shows $560 rent premium is 5 times higher than most would pay The following post is by Nadia Balint for RENTCafĂ© and Yardi Matrix. The number of new green-certified apartments expected to rise by 32% … Continue reading

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100 Bikes for 100 Kids

Last week, Seattle-based architecture firm CollinsWoerman teamed up with The Forgotten Children’s Fund to bring joy and holiday cheer to local children. Rather than holding a traditional holiday party, the team at CollinsWoerman on Dec. 16 used the occasion to assemble … Continue reading

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What are they building down there?

You may not be able to hear the rumbling from the street, but Bertha is now tunneling through Zone 8.  As of December 15, she has traveled 6,646 of 9,270 feet and the tunnel is now 70% complete. Seattle Tunnel Partners … Continue reading

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