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Tag: Center for Urban Waters


Burst pipes: Something old, something new

As the region thaws out from the deep freeze of the past week, pipes are bursting all over – including at one of Tacoma’s older buildings – Old City Hall – and one of its newer structures – the Center for Urban Waters.

I can understand the 1893-vintage Old City Hall having problems. But Urban Waters? It cost $38 million and is practically brand new, just opening this past spring. Its claim to fame is that it is a super “green” building, incorporating many of the latest innovations in environmental sustainability.

Guess someone’s sorry now that they didn’t go with

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