Keep your eyes on the sky: Crane installation for Link

Last week, the crane base rolled in; today, it’s time for the rest of the crane to show up at the site (38th/Alaska) where crews are building Harbor Properties‘ 200-apartment, 14,000-square-feet=of-retail Link in The Triangle. The crew told WSB’s Christopher Boffoli last week the crane will rise to 118 feet. Work on Link began in November, when the auto and school buildings on the site were torn down. (Thanks to Sharonn for pre-dawn word the crane had arrived as scheduled.) P.S. Just noticed Link finally has the stirrings of its own website. 1:04 PM UPDATE: Update from Emi Baldowin at Harbor: The installation won’t be completed till more of the crane arrives Monday.

10 Replies to "Keep your eyes on the sky: Crane installation for Link"

  • RobertSeattle January 28, 2010 (9:26 am)

    Given that it is called Link Light Rail shouldn’t Harbor consider a different name?

    • WSB January 28, 2010 (9:37 am)

      Well, I can’t find with a quick search when the light rail name was announced. But the WSB archives do show the Link development name announced in September 2008. I wouldn’t be surprised if Harbor had it first … TR

  • RobertaW January 28, 2010 (9:42 am)

    How many more apartments does West Seattle need.
    We already have so many apartments empy!

  • Donn January 28, 2010 (9:51 am)

    We need to focus on office space and work space for residents so that this area has the ability to employ a good portion of our residents so we are not commuting every day.

    • WSB January 28, 2010 (9:54 am)

      They haven’t announced tenants for the 14,000 sf of retail space yet – maybe someone would like to open a flex-work space? There’s a bunch of ’em slated for the Admiral Safeway project but nothing like that in mid-to-south West Seattle, so far …

  • LB January 28, 2010 (9:54 am)

    I noticed that the fire signal @ 38th & Fauntleroy has been taken down (except for a couple of signal heads that are now covered). Was that done to make room for the crane installation?

  • KBear January 28, 2010 (10:33 am)

    Maybe it’s named after Link Hogthrob.

  • coffee January 28, 2010 (10:40 am)

    Donn, yes, we do need to focus on work space, but the key here is affordable work space. Now that most banks will not lend to small businesses, its very difficult to “pass” many of the requirements to obtain space for the small business owner.

  • DW January 28, 2010 (11:46 am)

    Are a YMCA expansion or the West Seattle Montessori still potential tenants for this development?

    • WSB January 28, 2010 (1:02 pm)

      DW @ 11:46 – Harbor has some kind of YMCA partnership though I’m not sure what shape it is taking. The school idea did not work out and they moved to a new campus in White Center as of this school year (opened last fall).

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