Topic: Husky Stadium
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September 1, 2013 at 9:30 AM
Tentative agreement: An announcement this morning could come as bad news for Seattle School District students who thought they might get an extended summer vacation as teachers and the district squabbled over labor issues.
Seattle School Superintendent Jasa Banda and Seattle Education Association President Jonathan Knapp have announced that the school district and the teachers’ union succeeded in reaching a tentative agreement early this morning.
If teachers approve the agreement at a general meeting Tuesday, school can start on time as scheduled on Wednesday.
Moving on: The Nickelsville homeless encampment on West Marginal Way is scheduled to move on and multiply today, scattering to three different sites with the help of local churches and housing advocates. About 100 Nickelsville residents are expected to move to three church-sponsored sites — one at 20th Avenue South and South Jackson Street in the Central District, another in Skyway, and the third in a yet-unrevealed Seattle neighborhood.
More Bumbershoot: Tegan and Sara, the Zombies and Death Cab for Cutie highlight the Labor Day music festival playing on today at the Seattle Center. The music continues on Monday, and then . . . we hesitate to mention this . . . the holiday weekend is over and it’s back to work.
Husky opening: It wasn’t just the season opener for the University of Washington football team. It was the opening of the remodeled Husky Stadium, and the Dawgs did it up right with a 38-6 win over 19th-ranked Boise State.
Most-read stories on seattletimes.com:
January 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM
The last section of Husky Stadium’s south stands, upper center, is seen about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Hours later, the stands were gone as work continues on a $250 million renovation. The north stands, in foreground, will remain. Excavation is to be finished by March, as the surface is lowered 4 feet. New south and west sections will be built closer to the new field, and construction of a football operations building is to begin in May. The stadium is to reopen in September 2013. A practice field and the softball stadium are at left. At upper right, near Montlake Boulevard Northeast, is the entrance to a light-rail tunnel that will connect to downtown.
See more on the Husky Stadium renovation:
December 21, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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 large portion of the roof over the bleachers can be seen collapsing. Behind it, a crane can be seen shaking back and forth.
“That should never have happened,” said Hector Castro, a spokesman for the state department.
State investigators took the crane out of commission this morning. They have six months to complete an inspection, said Castro.
The roof demolition is part of a $250 million remodel of Husky Stadium by Turner Construction. The subcontractor for demolition is Rhine Demolition, and the crane operator is Ness Crane.
A person who answered the phone at Ness Crane refused to comment.
Joel Simmons, the president of Rhine Demolition, said “everything went as planned.” The crane shaking back and forth was not expected, he said, but the crane was taken out of service.
The plan was for the crane to use a giant cutting tool called a “nipper” to snip five supports holding up the southeast stadium roof, according to Castro. Crews cut four supports, but then the roof buckled, causing the crane — still attached to the nipper — to bounce, something Castro called “shock loading.”
No workers were hurt in the incident, though there was an operator in the crane and people in the area who could have been hurt, said Castro.
November 7, 2011 at 7:05 AM
Weather: A little sun, but a lot of rain showers throughout the week. It’s November, so cold and chilly is the norm. But coming this weekend, it looks like there also may be a chance of snow. Of course, that’s a few days out, so we’ll see. More weather info.
Traffic: The map and cams.
The FBI is now involved in the search for the missing 2-year-old in Bellevue, King-TV reports. Bellevue police officers and King County Search & Rescue crews had searched for the boy until 6 p.m. Sunday but a police department spokeswoman said the searchers were “confident” he wasn’t in the area where he was last seen, in the 2400 block of 112th Ave N.E. The boy went missing after his mother ran out of gas and left him in her car while she took her 4-year-old and went for help. Latest coverage today: Search for missing 2-year-old shifts to Redmond
The last game in the existing Husky Stadium was Saturday. Today, officials will break ground for a new, renovated stadium. Read more about the renovation: Husky Stadium makeover: What $250 million will buy, or about the stadium’s storied past: A Final Bow: 91 years of history
Stories you might want to read before you walk out the door:
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Most-read stories on seattletimes.com this morning.
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