Digital Culture

Bertha's Journey Inspires Breakthrough GIFs

Seattle is fascinated by the SR 99 tunneling machine.

04/04/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Pedestrian Chronicles

City Waterfront Plan Criticized for Unfriendly Pedestrian Design

Arguing that the current waterfront plan provides inadequate pedestrian access, three local associations file appeals questioning city's Alaskan Way project.

11/22/2016 By Cassandra Calderon

Open Letter

Dear Cascadia Subduction Zone

I'm still standing, baby.



The Waterfront Returns from Seawall Sequester

The downtown piers reopen for business as the city’s actually successful project nears its end.

07/01/2015 By Allison Williams

This Washington

Another Delay In Tunnel Project

Tunnel contractor says the project will be delayed again, adds that his firm is "hopeful" that dispute with the state over who pays "never gets to [lawsuit] stage."

07/28/2014 By Erica C. Barnett


PubliCalendar: The Future of Health Care

Today's picks for civic nerds

07/18/2014 By Ezra Parter

Afternoon Jolt

Wednesday Jolt: The Tunnel and the Minimum Wage

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: The day's winners and losers.

05/21/2014 By Afternoon Jolt


PubliCalendar Extra

An extra pick for civic nerds.

04/03/2014 By Erica C. Barnett


WSDOT: Tunnel Repairs Likely More Extensive Than Previously Anticipated

The state transportation department's tunnel manager says the tunnel contractor has told WSDOT it will have to replace a larger part of the tunneling machine than previously thought.

04/03/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Unjustified Optimism

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring Mayor Murray on ridesharing, previous forecasts on current forecasts, and traffic on the Alaskan Way Viaduct.

03/27/2014 By Morning Fizz


Tunnel Update: Tentative Repair Plans and an Archaeological Scavenger Hunt

State officials announce tentative plans for accessing—and hopefully fixing—the stalled tunnel-boring machine.

03/13/2014 By Erica C. Barnett


WSDOT: More Details on Tunnel Machine Test, Repairs

At a press briefing today, WSDOT provided details about testing the tunnel machine in Japan, and says it's still unclear who will pay for repairs.

03/04/2014 By Erica C. Barnett


The Waterfront Gondola is Really Happening (Probably)

The guy who built the Great Wheel is serious: He's putting a skyway through Union Street.

03/04/2014 By Allison Williams


Six Months, Under "Optimistic" Scenario, Before Tunnel Machine Gets Rolling

Tunnel contractor says it will be six months, optimistically, before the tunnel boring machine might start moving again.

02/28/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

One Question

One Question About the Tunnel

One question for the state DOT about the stalled deep-bore tunnel.

02/07/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

Pipe, Left by a Contractor 11 Years Ago, Blocks Bertha

Tunnel-boring machine's major malfunction: A 115-foot-long, eight-inch-wide steel pipe.

01/03/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

Extra Fizz: State Fines Tunnel Firm for Stormwater Pollution

State department of ecology fines Seattle Tunnel Partners for discharging pollutants into Seattle storm drains.

07/02/2013 By Erica C. Barnett


PubliCalendar: Higher Education, China, and Madeleine Freaking Albright

Today's picks for civic nerds.

02/21/2013 By Katie Vincent


PubliCalendar: Pedagogic Powwow and the Groundbreaking for 12th Ave Arts

Today's picks for civic nerds.

02/20/2013 By Katie Vincent