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December 21, 2011 at 4:05 PM

State investigating crane used in Husky Stadium demolition

Half the roof of the south side of Husky Stadium was brought down during demolition of the facility yesterday afternoon. (Photo by Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times) A video of the Husky Stadium roof crashing down during demolition yesterday has prompted an investigation by the Department of Labor and Industries. In the video, a…

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October 23, 2011 at 2:37 PM

Photos: Alaskan Way Viaduct starts to come down

On Sunday, parts of the southern end of the Alaskan Way Viaduct started to come down as the state prepares to replace the aging structure with a deep-bore tunnel. The viaduct is closed for nine days during demolition. After the closure, the waterfront portion of the viaduct will be open for traffic for another four years, until the tunnel is completed by the start of 2016. Seattle Times photographer John Lok shot the beginning of the demolition today.

Marek Gruszecki holds a piece of the Alaskan Way Viaduct while he snaps a few photos of the continued demolition of the roadway. "It's a piece of history, it is a piece of my life. I was always speeding through it hoping it wouldn't fall down," said Gruszecki, who drove the Viaduct to get to his work as an engineer in South Seattle for about 17 years. "It's a monumental moment in Seattle history, and I wanted to witness it. It took a long time, didn't it?" Gruszecki said he had come down to scout out a new route to get to work.

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October 22, 2011 at 6:01 PM

Viadoom: Panoramic views from the Viaduct

With demolition underway, the Alaskan Way Viaduct was closed to traffic Saturday morning. Sections were open to the public to walk the upper deck. A roller derby team and motorcycle stunt team had access to their own sections of the viaduct for 30 minutes.

Here are 360-degree panoramic views from below and on top of the viaduct during it’s closure. (More panoramas available after the jump).

 

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