Thanks to everyone who e-mailed to say the crane equipment has arrived at the QFC/Office Depot megaproject site in The Junction. WSB contributing photographer Christopher Boffoli took the above photos from the 9th floor of Alaska House (the ex-Huling/Gee land and Fire Station 32 are in the background). Christopher also reports that there’s a traffic alert in connection with this: “41st St SW is closed between Alaska and Oregon. 42nd SW is open but electricians are working on the west side of the site and have the sidewalk closed.” Another of his photos:
More info from Christopher: “It looks like they’ve poured a large footing in the very bottom and middle of the building site to which they are attaching a crane in sections. It looks like this large, yellow crane will be a fixture on the West Seattle skyline for the foreseeable future. Workers erecting the crane told me that it will be 140 feet high when completed.” Three more photos ahead from different perspectives:
Here’s one more cool view from Christopher:
This one is from nearby resident Adree-Rose Hollinger (thank you!):
And Jeremy at Jefferson Square sent the new view from his living-room window:
If you’re catching up on what this project is all about — it’s going to include apartments and retail (anchored by a QFC and Office Depot), and we have chronicled it in multiple reports over the past year – including: November excavation update, September banner update, final Design Review Board meeting in June.