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Green River College opens $32M student center on Auburn campus
Photo from Green River College
On Monday Green River College cut the ribbon on its new $32.2 million student life center in Auburn.

Bellevue Marriott sells for $425,000 per room

By JOURNAL STAFF

The new 17-story Marriott at 200 110th Ave. N.E. in downtown Bellevue sold for $163.4 million, property records show.

STP to start fixing damaged pier

By JOURNAL STAFF

Seattle Tunnel Partners is getting ready to repair 22 timber piles at Terminal 46 that were damaged last month by a barge used to haul mining muck from the waterfront tunnel dig.

Crane topples in NYC, killing 1 and injuring 3

By COLLEEN LONG

A huge construction crane being lowered to safety in a snow squall plummeted into a Lower Manhattan street Friday, killing a person in a parked car and leaving three people wounded by debris that scattered as the rig’s lengthy boom fell, officials said.


Quotes by Big Charts





Expert says property owners will face a new problem: What to do with all that parking?

By JON SILVER

You may have circled the block a half-dozen times looking for parking near hot spots like Stateside or Brave Horse Tavern, but consider this: central Seattle may have way too much parking.


Pepsi opening NYC craft soda lounge

PepsiCo’s quest to make soda edgy has brought it to one of the great restaurant towns of the world, where it will open its own joint with cuisine “inspired by the exploration of the kola nut.”

Foundation repair job at Garfield Co. flour mill unearths a pair of 9,000-pound millstones

By KERRI SANDAINE

The old mill serves as a museum, restaurant, event venue and church.




After Hours: Seattle RV show at CenturyLink

The Seattle RV Show is returning to CenturyLink Field Event Center Feb. 11-14, with over 20 local dealers, displaying 2016 models — everything from pop-up trailers to luxury motorhomes.

Texas officials arrested in kickback scam

Prosecutors say Crystal City Mayor Ricardo Lopez, City Attorney William James Jonas and others took payments and favors to ease city inspections and approve permits for construction.



Tom Paladino’s company was on the design team for The Tower at PNC in Pittsburgh and he says the project changed his life.




TODAY'S STORIES

A & E
Green River College opens $32M student center on Auburn campus
Pepsi opening NYC craft soda lounge
Group sees Pier 86 as a huge canvas for artwork
Seattle issues RFQ for restoring pergola

Business
Health care law sign-ups have beat expectations
US stocks end higher after wavering day
National parks system tries to attract more millennials
Tesla gigafactory job creation is slower than first projected
Montlake District seeks business plan

Construction
Texas officials arrested in kickback scam
STP to start fixing damaged pier
Prosecutor files charges against utility for gas leak that has been gushing nonstop nearly 15 weeks
Global Diving begins lifting sunken tugboat near Juneau
Foundation repair job at Garfield Co. flour mill unearths a pair of 9,000-pound millstones
Atkinson fined for runoff on I-90
Crane topples in NYC, killing 1 and injuring 3

Environment
Obama oil tax would fund clean transport
Judge orders Corps to pay Yakama Nation for cleanup

Technology
Is your phone ready for Sunday's big game?

Weekend
Winter visitors to Yellowstone find a place so quiet it's like another world
Here's why Hawaii's sugar plantations once flourished — but are now gone
Strange But True!
At the Movies: Waves and nostalgia wash over ‘The Finest Hours'
After Hours: Seattle RV show at CenturyLink
SS United States may sail again
African-American museum opens soon

Real Estate
Dupre + Scott Apartment Advisors
Weekly Apartment Update

N. Ireland selling Cold War bunker
Bellevue Marriott sells for $425,000 per room
Expert says property owners will face a new problem: What to do with all that parking?

Group sees Pier 86 as a huge canvas for artwork

By JOURNAL STAFF

A committee called Friends of Art on Pier 86 will complete a feasibility study this spring about putting some kind of public art on the silos and grain elevator at Pier 86 in Seattle.


Judge orders Corps to pay Yakama Nation for cleanup

The Yakama Nation sued the Corps in 2014 seeking compensation for helping plan the cleanup of Bradford Island in the Columbia River.


Winter visitors to Yellowstone find a place so quiet it's like another world

By BRETT FRENCH

Winter visitors tend to stay longer and spend more, but there are fewer of them, especially after a new park plan has limited snow coach and snowmobile traffic.


Seattle issues RFQ for restoring pergola

By JOURNAL STAFF

The city is seeking a design-build team to restore the Washington Street Boat Landing pergola.



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.




We could do way more for affordability.



With more than 17 percent of the craft workers retiring in the next five years it is more important than ever to train tomorrow’s construction workers.



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Deal advances plan to remove four dams
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WSU students win bid competition
Report: Alaska construction spending expected to drop 18 percent this year
Keisuke Toyoda to lecture Feb. 10
WSDOT advice for consultants
Women in Design offers career tips
Meeting focuses on energy code changes
Yellowstone testing snow coaches with big, fat rubber tires
Tour Seattle's historic churches
Entries due for ASCE awards
Redmond bike plan meeting Feb. 8
Man breaks nine windows at City Hall
Worker dies after 7-story fall down elevator shaft
Water truck crash leaves Bethel dry
Lumber Liquidators fined $ 13M for importing illegal flooring
How safe are your kid's Internet-connected toys?
Kirkland street gets sculpture gallery
Dow drops 295 points
Here's how cheap oil is shaking things up
Big freight railroads to miss safety deadline
Projects win awards for innovative use of wood



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