A new view at the tunnel’s north portal

Posted on Apr 3 2017 2:42 PM
Large cranes are a common sight at the north portal construction zone, just east of Seattle Center. Some of those cranes are directly related to tunnel work, while others are simply part of the construction boom that’s swept through the neighborhood. 
 
With Bertha wrapping up her journey beneath downtown, it’s a good time to take a look at how this area has changed since construction began. The transformation is striking, particularly when condensed into a one-minute time-lapse video. Formerly vacant lots are now home to the ramps and roads that will connect the neighborhood to the SR 99 tunnel. Meanwhile, the skyline behind the portal has grown up too. See for yourself… 
 

This video shows the changing landscape near the SR 99 tunnel's north portal.