West Seattle development: Crane base at Link in The Triangle

For the first time in almost a year, there’s a construction crane in the Junction/Triangle area. Last one to leave was at Capco Plaza (here’s our February 2009 report). Before that, the crane for Harbor Properties’ Mural (WSB sponsor) left in November 2008. And today, the crane’s going up for Harbor’s next project – Link, along 38th between Fauntleroy and Alaska. WSB photojournalist Christopher Boffoli spotted it a little while ago, and got some information from the crew: The base will be set around 11, with its bottom “probably at least 30 feet below grade. So it will probably take them a couple of hours to get enough pieces of crane in place so that it stands out over the other buildings.” And he asked the big (literally) question: How tall will this crane be? 118 feet. More numbers: Link will have 200 apartments and 14,000 square feet of retail space; its construction began in November, with demolition of the auto and school buildings that were on the site. 12:38 PM UPDATE: Checked with Emi Baldowin at Harbor. They are putting up the crane base today but the rest of the crane is scheduled to go up on January 28th.

3 Replies to "West Seattle development: Crane base at Link in The Triangle"

  • @SW January 20, 2010 (2:54 pm)

    I was kinda hoping they would dig a big hole and then abandon it.

    • WSB January 20, 2010 (3:07 pm)

      Someone had said weeks back that they wouldn’t believe this was really serious till they saw the crane. Ergo, we thought it noteworthy when the first part of the crane arrived.

  • natinstl January 20, 2010 (7:13 pm)

    More retail space, bring on the nail shops!!!

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