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January 28, 2005

More on Microsoft's Campus Plans

The Seattle P-I had articles about Microsoft's plans yesterday and today, with corresponding PDFs (yesterday and today).

The difference between the two days is that Microsoft held a public open house last night, where they presented more details. So today's article have a map that shows actual buildings and road realignment.

If you look at the PDF from today, the road that goes east from where the "520" symbol is, then crosses 156th Ave NE, currently turns more sharply and heads north towards the N in NE 36th St. Then another road branches off from that road and winds up near the vicinity of the new traffic circle (but not quite there). So that is a significant change planned.

My sources tell me that the first two buildings Microsoft is planning to build, for occupancy in about 2 years, are the one called M-1 (aka "the one where building 7 was going to be") and the one called M-2 (aka "the one where building 19 is now, with a parking garage where building 20 is now").

I was talking to someone at the presentation and they said Microsoft had actually sat down and had some brief discussions about building a monorail to transport people around the campus. Hasn't panned out yet, however.

Posted by AdamBa at January 28, 2005 10:54 PM

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