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New towers create a construction tango in downtown Seattle

By Phil Greany

Photo by Mortenson Construction

By just about any measure, the Puget Sound region registers as the nation’s most active development market. Whether it’s the number of tower cranes dotting our skylines, or the square footage absorbed, the frenetic nature of development in our region is unmistakable. Yet completing projects on time and on budget has become an art form that can go unnoticed. Amid the boom, the local construction industry faces a shrinking pool of skilled craft labor, a shortage of building components, maxed out concrete batch plants, and increasing congestion imposed by our hourglass shaped city.

Given these constraints, building within an active urban core like Seattle’s requires a heightened level of orchestration, relationship building and foresight.

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