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Old April 16th, 2015, 04:16 AM   #441
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Third-hand unreliable rumor, but still...

I have a friend who works for the architecture firm (or maybe one of the architecture firms) that's working on Civic Square. He says it's "full speed ahead" on the project in his office.
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Old April 16th, 2015, 09:02 AM   #442
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Great to hear it's moving again!!! Would be great for that area, I love that the south end is poised for a turn around!

If the architect's are still working on it does that mean the final design may change from the renders we've seen? Would be cool if they revised the design a little, made it a little more interesting.
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They probably stopped the detailed designs when the economy cratered. I was thinking that if this didn't happen in this economy, in this city, it would probably sit in it's current state at least another 5-7 years. If Geoff is wrong, we can berate him at the meet up.
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Old April 16th, 2015, 02:15 PM   #444
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GGLO?
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Old April 16th, 2015, 03:53 PM   #445
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Old April 16th, 2015, 03:56 PM   #446
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Great to hear it's moving again!!! Would be great for that area, I love that the south end is poised for a turn around!

If the architect's are still working on it does that mean the final design may change from the renders we've seen? Would be cool if they revised the design a little, made it a little more interesting.
As well as bumped the height up....
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Old April 16th, 2015, 04:05 PM   #447
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Does your friend work at GGLO?
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Old April 16th, 2015, 05:32 PM   #448
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Sorry, I don't know. I'll find out.
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Old April 20th, 2015, 03:13 PM   #449
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Yes, he does work at GGLO.
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Old April 20th, 2015, 04:14 PM   #450
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According to documents filed with the city, this site isn't even halfway excavated right now. This massive hole is going to get a hell of a lot bigger before we start to see it fill.
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Yeesh, that might be an awkward dig.

The train tunnel runs under that block, and last I remember, there is supposed to be access to the bus tunnel in this project as well.
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Doesn't the tunnel run under Third Ave., directly adjacent to the site, not underneath it?

Also, do we spell out the numbers or use 3rd. I can never remember.
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Your preference, but the street signs say 3rd.
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Google Map of the Civic Center site. Looks to me like the train tunnel runs right through the middle of the site.



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Google's good, but they aren't perfect. Here's Metro's map:
http://metro.kingcounty.gov/maps/pdf...tunnel-map.pdf

The tunnel runs directly under 3rd Ave, with the stations eastern outermost point being the station exits on the 3rd ave. sidewalk.
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Google's good, but they aren't perfect. Here's Metro's map:
http://metro.kingcounty.gov/maps/pdf...tunnel-map.pdf

The tunnel runs directly under 3rd Ave, with the stations eastern outermost point being the station exits on the 3rd ave. sidewalk.
I think the issue was with the train tunnel, not the bus tunnel.

Google appears to show the bus tunnel running directly under 3rd and the train tunnel running directly under the block.
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As you see two hash marks, one thin (middle of the block) and one thick (under IIIrd Ave.). If you were in Seattle during the 1986-1988 time period, you'd be hopping mad if the tunnel didn't actually go under IIIrd Ave. when you see what carnage they did.
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I think the issue was with the train tunnel, not the bus tunnel.

Google appears to show the bus tunnel running directly under 3rd and the train tunnel running directly under the block.
Thank you. Reading is fundamental.
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As you see two hash marks, one thin (middle of the block) and one thick (under IIIrd Ave.). If you were in Seattle during the 1986-1988 time period, you'd be hopping mad if the tunnel didn't actually go under IIIrd Ave. when you see what carnage they did.
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