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Kauri uses special wall panels
to build Hyatt on a tight spot

Photo courtesy of Kauri Investments
A tight site near the elevated monorail track led Kauri Investments to try a new system of panelized walls to build the Hyatt House at Fifth Avenue and Broad Street.

Higher fees or new approaches needed to get more affordable housing: report

By NAT LEVY

Two consulting firms released reports yesterday that could play a big role in the debate over how the city gets developers to build more affordable housing.

Firms seek a license for $65B LNG project

By BECKY BOHRER

Preliminary engineering and design is under way for a mega-project that would export natural gas from Alaska for 30 years.

New Orleans first U.S. city to turn butts into boards

By STACEY PLAISANCE

New Orleans will be paid $4 for each pound of cigarette waste, which will be cleaned and used to make plastic lumber and shipping pallets.


Quotes by Big Charts

Andy Nebrigich
Trindera Engineering
Scott Jacobson
Trindera Engineering
Yoriko Endo
Caron Architecture
Brian Kim
Caron Architecture




Oregon landfill expanding system that turns Seattle trash to power

By GEORGE PLAVEN

Waste Management is doubling capacity at its landfill gas power plant south of Arlington, generating more energy for homes and businesses 260 miles away in Seattle.

City Attorney moving to Columbia Center

By JOURNAL STAFF

Seattle's law department, including the City Attorney's Office, will move to Columbia Center.



The bestselling author and former UW prof presents the theory, practices and complexities of sustainable design.



TODAY'S STORIES

A & E
Old anchor heading for rehab in Texas
Yellowstone ranch comments extended

Business
Stock slip to start week
Bumpy ride to recovery for private jet industry
Lessons from Atlantic City's casino crash

Construction
Kentucky town opens a city-run gas station
Worker dies in fall at Bellevue job site
Canyon Creek Cabinet Co.
PSF Mechanical
Roofing Supply Group
Quantum Windows & Doors
Kauri uses special wall panels to build Hyatt on a tight spot
North Pole refinery owner loses latest cleanup battle
Gas line breaks in Ore. prompt new warnings
New head for Seattle Corps of Engineers

Environment
Cape Cod's new tourist attraction: sharks
NPS to review goat policy after attack
Anchorage may ban moose-killing fences
Study: Parks brought $1B to 3 states
South Park trail getting an extension
Ecology helps firms save energy, cut waste
NW Alloys settles with Corps over clearing
Kenworth-Renton wins recycling award
Firm to repair flood-damaged bridge
State streamlines rules for home solar
Oregon landfill expanding system that turns Seattle trash to power
New Orleans first U.S. city to turn butts into boards
White River lowered for dam repair work
NW volcanoes get high tech scrutiny now
Natural gas prices at an 8-month low
Firms seek a license for $65B LNG project
Are drones the future of firefighting?

Technology
Microsoft puts a new focus on design

Real Estate
City Attorney moving to Columbia Center
Higher fees or new approaches needed to get more affordable housing: report

Microsoft puts a new focus on design

By RYAN NAKASHIMA

Designers today are woven into everything from early product development to marketing and they are being elevated into leadership roles.



Do you have renderings or photos of recent projects? Share them with DJC readers. Send high-resolution images and information to maude.scott@djc.com.




Often we look at development and wonder what will happen to traffic. This comes up a lot regarding greater Downtown Seattle, particularly the fast-growing northern portions. Actually, the truth might be pretty good.


From the AGC Building in South Lake Union, you can see 18 construction cranes.


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