demolition Section

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Peter Western Bridge gets knocked down Friday morning

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Peter Western Bridge gets knocked down Friday morning

The Peter Western Bridge was knocked down on Friday (May 19), and below are videos (and photos) of B-Town’s own “Galloping Gertie” courtesy the City of Burien (NOTE: the bridge starts... [Read more]

Demolition of Peter Western Bridge to begin Thurs.; could take 2 years to rebuild

Demolition of Peter Western Bridge to begin Thurs.; could take 2 years to rebuild

Demolition of the Peter Western Bridge – located in the 2200 block of S. 116th Street in Burien (map below) – is set to begin this Thursday, May 18. Due to damage to the structural integrity of... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Demolition starts to make way for new CHI Franciscan offices

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Demolition starts to make way for new CHI Franciscan offices

On Wednesday, June 17, workers from GLY Construction began demolishing two buildings – at 16033 and 16043 1st Ave South in Burien – to make way for a new medical office complex for CHI Franciscan Health. The... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Demolition begins on old Burien City Hall

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Demolition begins on old Burien City Hall

[Watch full-screen at 1080p for best quality] Photos & Video by Scott Schaefer Demolition began Wednesday morning (Nov. 19) on the “old” Burien City Hall building located on the corner... [Read more]

Demolition has begun on the old Saar’s Marketplace for a new LA Fitness

Demolition has begun on the old Saar’s Marketplace for a new LA Fitness

Demolition has begun on the old Saar’s Marketplace store in the Burien Town Plaza (14905 4th Ave SW) for a brand new, 44,500 square foot LA Fitness. According to the City of Burien, the new LA Fitness... [Read more]

Historic Sequoia tree cut down

Historic Sequoia tree cut down

The historic Sequoia tree – which may have been over 100 years old – located in the former King Buffet lot at 137 SW 160th was cut down Monday, April 28. Here are before and after pics (click images... [Read more]

Demolition begins at old Herr site for new pharmacy; historic Sequoia to be cut

Demolition begins at old Herr site for new pharmacy; historic Sequoia to be cut

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Demolition has begun at the old Herr Lumber/King Buffet lots on SW 160th near First Ave South for a new, 16,882 square foot CVS Pharmacy. The main building of the new... [Read more]

Demolition has begun at the old Sunny Terrace Elementary School

Demolition has begun at the old Sunny Terrace Elementary School

Demolition has begun at the old Sunny Terrace Elementary School, located at 1010 South 146th Street in Burien’s Northeast Redevelopment Area (NERA). Built in/around 1960 and closed as a school in... [Read more]

READER PHOTO: ‘Beginning of the end’ for the old Keg Restaurant building

READER PHOTO: ‘Beginning of the end’ for the old Keg Restaurant building

BTB Reader Mark Bruce sent us this photo Thursday (May 9), of which he said: “Looks like the beginning of the end for the old Keg restaurant. There’s a massive tractor sitting in front of... [Read more]

VIDEO: Time lapse demolition of Three Tree Point home of Burien Artists

VIDEO: Time lapse demolition of Three Tree Point home of Burien Artists

“Aside from losing a child, this has to be one of the toughest things to go through,” Dane Johnson told The B-Town Blog as the waterfront house he and Kathy Justin lived in was being demolished last Wednesday…

B-TOWN BIZ: Staples Will Demolish & Move into Old Keg Restaurant Location

B-TOWN BIZ: Staples Will Demolish & Move into Old Keg Restaurant Location

The City of Burien is reporting in its most recent newsletter (download PDF here) that Staples has been issued a demolition permit for the former Piranha Joe’s/Keg Restaurant location at 180 SW 148th... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘Goodbye Viaduct,’ A Video Love Letter By Scott Schaefer

VIDEO: ‘Goodbye Viaduct,’ A Video Love Letter By Scott Schaefer

BTB Publisher/Editor Scott Schaefer found time to affix a GoPro HD camera to the B-Town Blogmobile and drive on the Alaskan Way Viaduct recently, and he used that footage to create this ‘Goodbye... [Read more]

PHOTOS: New Sylvester Bridge Demolition Pics + Updated Detour Route

PHOTOS: New Sylvester Bridge Demolition Pics + Updated Detour Route

On Wednesday (Aug. 31) the City of Normandy Park released its latest monthly Newsletter (PDF file), which included what we think are some pretty cool photos of the demolition of Sylvester Road Bridge,... [Read more]

SOUND SLIDESHOW: The Beginning Of The End Of The Alaska Way Viaduct

SOUND SLIDESHOW: The Beginning Of The End Of The Alaska Way Viaduct

On Friday night (Feb. 18th) at 7pm sharp, workers from the Washington State Department of Transportation began the destruction of the northbound on-ramp to the Alaskan Way Viaduct on First Ave South near... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Demolition Equipment Arrives At New Fire Station Site

PHOTOS: Demolition Equipment Arrives At New Fire Station Site

Demolition equipment arrived Thursday morning (Sept. 23rd) at the new Burien/Normandy Park Fire Station site, which is the old Bonney-Watson Funeral Home and Chapel at 900 SW 146th Street in Burien. As... [Read more]

Demolition Work Begins For New Burien/Normandy Park Fire Station

Demolition Work Begins For New Burien/Normandy Park Fire Station

by Ralph Nichols A demolition permit has been issued to the Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department (Fire District No. 2) to clear the property at 900 SW 146th St. for construction of a new headquarters fire... [Read more]

Lora Lake Apartments Coming Down; What Will Replace Them? Take Our Poll…

Lora Lake Apartments Coming Down; What Will Replace Them? Take Our Poll…

by Ralph Nichols As demolition crews prepared this week to tear down the Lora Lake Apartments – long the center of heated controversy over affordable housing in Burien – near Sea-Tac International... [Read more]

Rooty’s Being Uprooted For New Transit Center

Rooty’s Being Uprooted For New Transit Center

One-time sports bar “Rooty’s,” located at 209 SW 148th Street is being uprooted this week to make room for a new transit center: According to the King County website: A new expanded... [Read more]