I talked with a person working on the deconstruction project currently taking place at Route 9 and 240th St. SE ... and, I can definitely say:
You can stop holding your breath - they're not building a new headquarters for SMIRSH or SPECTRE, KAOS, Snohomish County's Department of Parks or Walt Disney Studios!
They are, however, going to completely remove the rest of the concrete blocks along the railroad tracks ...
Then they will build a new concrete block wall which will be set-back from its original location along 240th ... and this time the wall won't be vertical or bulging ... Instead it will angle into the hillside and have a much better foundation and drainage system.
That giant mountain of sand that we've been in awe of ... it will be moved back behind the new wall.
photos by Bill Stankus
may 31, 2014