West Seattle development: Capco Plaza crane “flies away”

As reported here three weeks ago, the Junction megaproject along SW Alaska between 41st and 42nd is continuing to make major progress, with developer Leon Capelouto telling WSB in that January 22nd report that Capco Plaza’s major retail tenants QFC and Office Depot are likely to open before fall, with the newly named Altamira Luxury Apartments opening in November. This morning, another sign of that progress — WSB contributing photojournalist Christopher Boffoli photographed the project’s crane being taken down:

We also received a note from neighbor Jaina that this work led to some vehicles being towed this morning along 41st, in an area she says got “no parking” signs on short notice – if you had a car parked in the area last night, you may want to check its status sooner rather than later! By the way, the crane is departing after more than 13 months – its arrival was big news on New Year’s Eve 2007, and this WSB report included photographs contributed by multiple sources, including Christopher, who got great shots from the top of nearby Alaska House, like this one:


The crane for Mural, Harbor Properties‘ megaproject on 42nd across from Jefferson Square, was taken down in November (WSB coverage here), and of course we’re not going to see a crane arrive for Fauntleroy Place until its new ownership is finalized (here’s our followup from two weeks ago).

2 Replies to "West Seattle development: Capco Plaza crane "flies away""

  • Creighton February 11, 2009 (6:22 pm)

    I miss the crane already. I was able to see it from my office, in downtown Seattle. It was like a giant pushpin to mark the Junction. We should get one of the developers to put up a towering sculpture of some kind to mimic the same idea, to be able to see the center of West Seattle from anywhere.

  • cashmere February 12, 2009 (10:34 am)

    I’m really going to miss the crane. I cried when they took it down. I think I fell in love with Nate, the Crane Operator. I watched him from my window on 41st Ave every single day with binoculars. I’ll love you forever, Nate. -Sod

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