David Rosen
Rhine Demolition (working for Andersen Construction) began the process of breaking down the buildings that extend from the 4700 block of 42nd S.W. to the core of the West Seattle Junction at California Ave. S.W. and Alaska Street.

SLIDESHOW: Demolition of buildings in Junction begins: By 2015 2 massive new buildings will be in place

By Patrick Robinson and David Rosen

The demolition of the buildings on 4700 block of 42nd SW began Monday Oct. 7 as the next step in the remaking of the core of West Seattle began. Tom Goett, Project Manager for Andersen Construction said the work was expected to take until the end of October to complete.

The demolition work is being handled by Rhine Demolition.

Once complete the work can begin on the construction of Equity Residential's project. It is projected to be two seven-story mixed-use buildings. Equity owns or has an interest in more than 550 apartment communities in 13 states and the District of Columbia plus condominium and corporate housing business lines.

Equity Residential has not issued any information about the project beyond what has been covered in previous coverage of the project.

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