DEVELOPMENT: Triangle tower crane about to go up

Thanks to Eddie for the photo from the two-building project at 4722 Fauntleroy Way SW/4721 38th SW, which led us to ask developer Legacy Partners how soon the tower crane would go in. Very soon, we learned:

The tower crane will be installed this Friday 10/4. The entire process will occur off 38th. We have the required SDOT permits and will have police officers and flaggers directing traffic at 38th and Alaska. In addition, we have obtained a noise variance and spoke with the neighbors (single family’s, Les Schwab, fire station, Holland, etc) as this work will begin at 5:00 am and take the majority of the day.

Note that Friday is also the first scheduled day of the next 35th/Avalon intersection closure (though that doesn’t start until 9 am). This will be the first tower crane in West Seattle since the one at the Luna Apartments/PCC Community Markets (WSB sponsor, opening tomorrow) site was removed in May.

4 Replies to "DEVELOPMENT: Triangle tower crane about to go up"

  • Also John October 1, 2019 (7:15 pm)

    I’m impressed with how quickly the contractor excavated the site.  Now I see they’ve already set rebar and poured concrete.I walk by every day.  I’ve complimented the workers for keeping the site outside the fence clean.  The recently completed project just south never cleaned up.  The sidewalk on Fauntleroy was always a mess.

  • Eddie October 2, 2019 (7:56 am)

    Staging from 38th?? 38th is a steep street, and substantially set back away from where the crane base is installed.  The contractor will be setting their mobile crane (used to unload the crane pieces from trucks and lift into place during crane assembly) on quite steep terrain using lots of timbers to level it, then somehow staging the crane sections (brought in by heavy trucks) on that same steep street.  The sections will need to be lifted over the residences before assembling the crane tower, many feet below the level of the mobile crane.Could be quite the show.

  • westside October 3, 2019 (12:18 pm)

    and spoke with the neighbors (single family’s, Les Schwab, fire station, Holland, etc) “I’m one of those “single family’s”, I can throw a rock from my front yard and hit the staging area for the construction (the lot behind Les Schwab off of 38th SW), and nobody spoke with me about this, nor left a note.  Nice work with the outreach.Also, they didn’t put up any ‘no parking’ signs along 38th, so my guess is the whole process will happen in the staging area lot.

  • Dirty Dave October 3, 2019 (1:55 pm)

    I second the first persons comment about how clean they have kept everything. This outfit seems to be a lot more professional than some of the other contractors that have been building in this area recently. Almost every time I walk through the alley way between the two sites I notice a superintendent asking his workers why the traffic cones and signs are not perfectly placed….  must be a REALLY big deal!

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