The Spectator

Bye-Bye, Bertha: Infamous Drill Goes Belly-Up

William McQuilkin

January 29, 2015

What drills, breaks and costs $80 million? The answer is Bertha, the world’s largest-diameter tunnel digging machine, currently stranded beneath downtown Seattle. In the summer of 2013, Bertha began her historic journey...

Neighbors Fear Seattle U’s Bright Future Could Plundge Capitol Hill Into Darkness

Olivia Johnson

November 14, 2012

In 1890, Fr. Leopold Van Gorp, S.J., purchased nine lots of land that would become Seattle University from Arthur Denny, a Seattle founder, for $18,382 on mostly undeveloped land on the corner of Broadway and Madison. Fast forward...

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