Cranes in Seattle

Posted by Joseph Phillips on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 9:51 AM PST

You often hear about all the construction cranes in Seattle these days.  It is cited as an indicator of the strength of our local economy and we are told there are more cranes in Seattle than in any other city in the US.

What is really impressive is that now you can see a crane from my office window.  My office has a nice view, but it is not a commanding view and most of it is dominated by the large sequoia tree on our campus.  There is not much sky to be seen out my window!  Nevertheless, the level of crane activity is such that now one can be seen from my office!  Check it out:


That you can see a crane from my window -- that tells you something about the vibrancy of our local economy!