UPDATE: Tower crane goes up at 1250 Alki SW

(Photo sent by Matt Ohlinger)

11:58 AM: As previewed last night, the tower crane for 1250 Alki SW is going up right now, which means traffic is down to one lane (alternating) until it’s done.

(Photo sent by Stewart L.)

The project team estimates it’ll take until 4 pm or so.

(Photo sent by Lynn Hall)

The project, Infinity Shore Club Residences, is planned for 40 condominiums on a site that previously held five houses and had an earlier proposal – five years ago – for 125 apartments.

(Photo sent by Stewart L.)

7:41 PM: By just after 6, the installation appeared mostly done:

(Photo sent by Lynn Hall)(WSB photo)

With this, there are currently two tower cranes in West Seattle; the other is at the 4722 Fauntleroy Way SW two-building mixed-use project.

5 Replies to "UPDATE: Tower crane goes up at 1250 Alki SW"

  • Jay May 28, 2020 (4:42 pm)

    It’s so disappointing that the new construction is only luxury units. It’s a message from the city council that people who aren’t wealthy aren’t welcome here. I lived in Seoul and housing was affordable despite being a much denser city because developers have to build one affordable unit for every luxury unit.

    • K. Davis May 29, 2020 (10:30 am)

      You should definitely go build some affordable units right next door on the property you own.  That will show them.I think private property owners get to build what they want to build.  Prime real estate like this has never been built as anything but up-market units.  Or are you suggesting  some kind of governmentally-imposed requirement to control the private sector in this regard?  

  • Jim Herrmann May 28, 2020 (7:32 pm)

    7:30pm and still at it. Traffic snarled.

    • WSB May 28, 2020 (7:59 pm)

      Interesting, we went through around 6 pm (I just added a photo) and it appeared close to done. Thanks for the update.

  • Rick May 29, 2020 (10:28 am)

    Probably still needed to tighten a few bolts and plug in a couple of wires and all that safety kind of stuff.

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