8:47 AM: Thanks for the tips! One week later than originally scheduled, the tower crane is going up right now at 2749 California SW, past and future home of the West Seattle PCC store (WSB sponsor), which will be beneath the Luna Apartments. Because of the installation, California SW is closed between Lander and Stevens.
This is West Seattle’s third current tower crane, along with The Foundry on the northeast Fauntleroy/Edmunds corner and the YMSA project at the former Alki Tavern site in the 1300 block of Harbor SW. PCC says it’s expecting to open the new store in mid-to-late 2019 (and is delivering to West Seattle in the meantime; the new Burien store is expected to open in “late spring” this year).
P.S. Although buses are being rerouted around the closure, as Kim pointed out via e-mail, there are no Metro alerts.
ADDED 12:20 PM: Progress report – the view from about 15 minutes ago as we passed through the area again:
We’ll check back by mid-afternoon.
7:38 PM: We’ve been going back and forth to check on the status. By early evening, the crane arm was going up:
Heading back that way one more time in a few minutes.
8:16 PM: Not open yet but many of the vehicles are gone.
10:35 PM: Just went back to check. Now open.