New Building: Our Foundation & A Time Capsule!

Following the completion of the structural steel last month,  the next phase was ready to proceed. This month the concrete is poured for each of the floors.  Electrical raceway, mechanical sleeves, and plumbing sleeves and piping are all installed at each level prior to the concrete pour. Our General Contractor, SeaBay oversees all site work…

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New Building: Topping Out Ceremony!

The topping out ceremony is an ancient tradition in construction that is celebrated around the world when the final beam of a building is placed safely on the structure and construction is ready to proceed to the next phase.  Some of the earliest records of this tradition are found in pre-Dark Ages Scandinavian cultures that…

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Construction Kick-off Celebration!

It was exciting to gather in person November 8th at our building site to celebrate this major milestone.  Over 120 people joined together in prayer and ceremony to bless the site, the ancestors of the land and of Seattle Unity, the project team and all the volunteers who have brought us to this point, and…

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New Building Update – Shoring Begins This Week!

  Demolition of Seattle Unity’s existing building is complete.  Shoring began this week in preparation for excavation.  The first step is drilling H shaped steel beams into the earth (as seen above) that will then be the anchoring for lateral supports.  Turner Construction is Greystar’s General Contractor (GC) and is overseeing this first phase of…

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