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Monday, 17 December 2018 00:00

High wooden buildings approved in Washington

Washington has become the first state to allow the construction of high (up to 18 stories) wooden buildings.

Friday, 07 November 2014 11:34

New Seattle Skyscraper Design Revealed

Developers Wright Runstand & Company released drawings yesterday of a new building that will be built in Rainier Square in Seattle, Washington. The 58-story tower will include residential, office, restaurant, and retail space.  The developers hope to break ground later next year and complete the tower by 2017. Once completed, the tower will become Seattle’s second tallest skyscraper.

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  • Date occured Thursday, 06 November 2014
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 00:00

Silo Collapse in Roy, Washington

A silo containing many tons of grain collapsed Monday evening at Wilcox Farms in Roy, Washington. One man is believed to be trapped under as much as 50 tons of corn and is presumed dead. A Federal Emergency Management Agency engineer was on site to assess the damage and determine whether it was safe to proceed with search efforts, but could not confirm the safety of the building. The collapse leaked tons of corn into an office and electrical area where the worker was located. The cause of collapse has still yet to be determined. Click here to see a photo gallery of the damage.