construction http://kuow.org en Six Months Needed To Repair Seattle Tunnel Machine http://kuow.org/post/six-months-needed-repair-seattle-tunnel-machine <p></p><p>Seattle's tunnel builders say getting their world-record tunnel machine going again will take at least six more months.</p><p>The tunnel machine known as Bertha has sat largely motionless for nearly three months since it overheated in early December. Sat, 01 Mar 2014 02:23:07 +0000 John Ryan 29685 at http://kuow.org Six Months Needed To Repair Seattle Tunnel Machine Seattle's Tunnel Machine Chokes On Dirt http://kuow.org/post/seattles-tunnel-machine-chokes-dirt <p>State officials said Friday afternoon that the tunneling machine known as Bertha had to stop, not because it hit foreign objects, but because it clogged with dirt. Sat, 08 Feb 2014 00:51:32 +0000 John Ryan 28429 at http://kuow.org Seattle's Tunnel Machine Chokes On Dirt Construction Is Everywhere, But Industry Still Fragile http://kuow.org/post/construction-everywhere-industry-still-fragile <p>Construction is now the fastest-growing industry in Washington state. Construction cranes fill the skyline. Public works projects like light rail lines and the tunnel project snarl our streets. But despite appearances, construction has not yet fully recovered from the 2008 recession. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 21002 at http://kuow.org Construction Is Everywhere, But Industry Still Fragile Problems And Progress For Seattle's Waterfront Tunnel http://kuow.org/post/problems-and-progress-seattles-waterfront-tunnel <p></p><p>The world’s largest tunneling machine started grinding into the soil beneath downtown Seattle Tuesday afternoon. The machine known as Bertha is digging a 58-foot-wide tunnel to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:11:25 +0000 John Ryan 17674 at http://kuow.org Problems And Progress For Seattle's Waterfront Tunnel Construction Debris: Where Seattle's Old Buildings Go To Die http://kuow.org/post/construction-debris-where-seattles-old-buildings-go-die <p></p><p>Close to half of the garbage generated in America doesn’t come from individual homes or businesses. It comes from construction sites.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 01:45:08 +0000 John Ryan 6400 at http://kuow.org Construction Debris: Where Seattle's Old Buildings Go To Die