Sandwiched between billion-dollar transportation projects and high-end apartments, commercial development in Seattle’s downtown core is skyrocketing.
But given the inevitability of a seismic event in the Puget Sound region, the towers that make up Seattle’s skyline need to withstand shakes and quakes of all magnitudes.
For the 44-story F5 Tower — where the networking company will move in 2019 — on Fifth Avenue and Columbia Street, engineers and architects pushed the boundaries of design — six degrees, to be exact — to prove a new way of building towers in seismic regions.
Continue reading F5 Tower is built to last
How skyrocketing property values are pushing out Seattle’s small businesses.
Continue reading Which Seattle small businesses are in developers’ crosshairs
Doctors appointments delayed by a month or more for hundreds of veterans relying on three physicians at the Victoria VA Clinic. Continue reading Victoria veteran clinic among worst for delayed care
Development in San Antonio and a lack of resources at the state-level reshaped one of Texas’ largest rivers, resulting in flooding, log jams and the loss of ranch land.
Continue reading Landowners urge river authority to maintain rivers