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On February 18, 2016, Sellen Construction completed the project's final slab-on-grade pour of the lowest level of the future parking garage.

Fun Fact: The largest grade beam poured in the site is the largest Sellen
Construction has made in the company’s 70 year history, according to the
MarketFront superintendent Troy Landis.

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MarketFront Update: January 2016

Posted January 5, 2016

MarketFront site changing rapidly—look for concrete slabs this month


The noisiest work of Pike Place Market's MarketFront construction—the installation of 120 drill piers that are 45-90 feet deep—was completed in December. Sellen Construction's crew is now working on building 22 grade beams, which rest on the drill piers and serve as the foundation of the building.

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The new Pike Place MarketFront is more of the Market to love – more farmers, art, shops, restaurants, and a bigger Market community with an incredible view of Puget Sound. This holiday season, don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to leave your mark on the new MarketFront!

Only 1,000 Market Charms remain with a view of Puget Sound and there are only 300 Bronze Hoofprints left on the new MarketFront plaza. Your donation of a Market Charm or Bronze Hoofprint supports low-income seniors and families in Pike Place Market today and ensures we can support our Market community into the future.

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On Sunday, the MarketFront reached a major milestone with the delivery of a 175-foot tall tower crane to the site on Western Avenue, “behind” the Market. Check out our info graphic to see how this former surface parking lot will serve our Market community and greater neighborhood. Learn how to add your name to the MarketFront and more about the project at

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The world-famous Pike Place Market celebrated a milestone 40 years in the making today with a colorful parade lead by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray through Pike Place Market and to the groundbreaking of the "MarketFront," a multi-level expansion to the west of the existing historic public market, established in 1907.

Scheduled to open in early 2017, the $73 million project will provide: 30,000 square feet of additional public space, including a public plaza with views of Puget Sound; additional rooftop day stalls for farmers, craftspeople, and artisan food purveyors; low-income housing for seniors; 300 public parking spaces; and a future pedestrian connection to the waterfront.
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