Time Lapse Video of Seattle's Growth Over The Last 3 Years

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    Makes me feel like I'm watching a game of Sim City or something.

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    I thought it's always raining there but looks like it hasn't rained in 3 years
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    It hasn't rained in maybe about 3 hours. And it'll rain later today, and tomorrow, and the day after, and the day after etc.

    The weekend is supposed to be partly sunny.
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    btw...for anyone wondering Amazon are the skyscrapers built to the right of 7th ave at about 1:04 in the video.
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    That wasn't the Kingdome imploding. It was a Pepsi distributorship.
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    The area between Lake Union and downtown is going to keep seeing explosive growth. Saw a video of how many new multistory skyscrapers are either under construction or already approved for it in the coming years and it was pretty incredible.

    I want to say downtown is getting a new tallest as well?

    Seattle is going to look very different in the next 5-10 years, that's for sure.
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    aren't all skyscrapers multistory?
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    Lol, touche. A verbal redundancy, as it were.

    I'll blame the hour I was posting last night.
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    My company, specializing in high rise construction, is opening up a facility there to take advantage of the high rise building boom. We are finishing up two large projects there and are in the process of getting another 3-5. Could be our second biggest market behind New York shortly.
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    Crazy how resilient the market has been for urban development. I'm sure there will be an inevitable downturn; but in multiple cities across America, there's no letup for new urban construction these past 8-9 years.

    Seattle, Denver, LA, NY, Miami, and Atlanta are booming; even smaller cities are getting in on the act: Tampa is starting a massive downtown project with numerous midrise towers between Channelside and downtown proper, spearheaded by the Lightning owner.
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    They keep teasing the idea of a new tallest building, but it never happens. It's tough because downtown is right in the flight path to Seatac Boeing Field, so building heights above a certain limit have to get approval from the FAA. I think we're pretty much going to be capped at 965 or so. Sucks, because I'd love to see a 1000' plus building (or 10) here.

    Seattle's Proposed Tallest Tower Deemed Too Tall By FAA
    The FAA has sent a "notice of presumed hazard" to the developer. Currently planned for 1,117 feetabove ground level, the agency is concerned the building could interfere with flights in and out of Boeing Field as well as helicopter flights to and from Harborview Medical Center. They also added that if the height were reduced to 965 feet, they would receive "a favorable determination." The bad news is that 965 feet is two less than the neighboring 76-story Columbia Center, which would then retain it's title as Seattle's tallest.
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