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July

15

2020

Press Release

Washington State Convention Center provides $10 million in funding for Jim Ellis Freeway Park improvements

The Washington State Convention Center, as part of the public benefit package associated with the Convention Center Addition project, is providing $10 million in funding to Seattle Parks and Recreation for Freeway Park improvements.

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June

26

2020

News

June Newsletter: Spotlighting the Workers Building the Addition

As our region continues to navigate fast-changing circumstances, the economic benefits of projects like the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) Addition are more important than ever. The Addition project is creating thousands of family-wage construction jobs and will be a key to economic recovery as our region resumes business. However, without a $300 million funding bridge to make up for lost funds associated with a lodging tax that has been decimated by the pandemic, ...

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May

15

2020

Press Release

New Washington State Convention Center Addition at Risk Without Urgent Federal Funding

SEATTLE – May 15, 2020 – Leaders representing the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC), King County, labor, business and civic groups today sounded the alarm about the need for critical financing to complete the Convention Center’s Addition project.

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March

27

2020

News

WSCC's COVID-19 Response

Site Statement: The Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) Addition project qualifies as a permitted exception under Gov. Jay Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy Proclamation on construction, and work will continue on the Addition site. Clark | Lewis is taking precautions to reduce the risk of infection on the WSCC

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December

31

2019

News

December 2019 Newsletter

You may notice something interesting, with structural steel erection underway on the Addition: Instead of a traditional, bottom-to-top approach, the team is constructing the Addition building from east-to-west, resulting in a shorter construction duration.

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October

10

2019

News | Daily Journal of Commerce

How 'billboarding' is cutting one year off the convention center addition schedule

The Washington State Convention Center addition will be unique. Most convention centers are low buildings over many acres, but the addition will stack more program space onto less land than any other center in North America.

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