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Asaskusa Tourist Information Center in Tokyo, Japan, was designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates and completed in 2012.


Lakewood picked for $80M train base

By JOURNAL STAFF

Sound Transit yesterday picked a site in Pierce County for an $80 million Sounder maintenance base. The site is between Steilacoom Boulevard Southwest and 100th Street Southwest in Lakewood.


1,500-mile stretch of highway will get plantings for bees, butterflies

By DAVID PITT

Native prairie grasses and flowers will provide food and refuge. They also don't have to be mowed as often and help prevent erosion.


Sound Transit's new proposal is to speed up light rail expansion

By JOURNAL STAFF

Sound Transit released a new proposed timeline for the next phase of light rail that shaves a few years off the initial estimates of when new lines will open.


McMenamins preparing to start Tacoma Elks Lodge renovation

By NAT LEVY

McMenamins is known for turning historic structures into new attractions, but the old Tacoma Elks Lodge might be its toughest job yet.


Ore. Bach Festival to start $8.7M building

The Oregon Bach Festival will be breaking ground in June on its permanent new home on the University of Oregon campus. The new building will be adjacent to the Frohnmayer Music Building and will likely be called Berwick Hall.



Portland maps quake hazard buildings

The city of Portland has released a map and database showing about 1,800 unreinforced masonry buildings that may be vulnerable to shaking during an earthquake if they are not structurally retrofitted.


Forest Service wants to save 4 old cabins in central Oregon

The cabins are in need of major repair. Seven others and a lodge were demolished in the 1980s.


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Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association
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Elevated levels can decrease performance and lead to lethargy, headaches and even death.



Our wet climate poses health, life-safety and structural concerns on buildings made with cross-laminated timber panels.


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