Demolition, construction, and twin tunnels: Capitol Hill Station in pictures

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On the platform at Capitol Hill Station during a summer of 2015 media tour

CHS got its first look — and first pictures — inside Capitol Hill Station in the summer of 2015. It was beautiful. Not every moment from the project over the past seven years of demolition and construction has been so photogenic — but a lot of it has been interesting to watch. CHS feels fortunate to have been here from the first day the old buildings along Broadway were knocked down to the two-year tunnel boring process to the start of construction of Capitol Hill Station at Broadway and John. Some of our favorite images from our 270+ CHS posts of light rail coverage leading up to this week are below. Saturday, you’ll get your first look inside the station and on the new subway set to serve thousands of riders every day. We’re looking forward to covering that, too — and the more changes to come as the developments arise around the station.

Not everything went smoothly along the way -- in October 2011, this grey geyser burst from the pavement on E Pike

Not everything went smoothly along the way — in October 2011, this grey geyser burst from the pavement on E Pike


Brenda, one of the U-Link tunnel boring machines, took a rest at the surface in December 2011 (Image: CHS)

Brenda, one of the U-Link tunnel boring machines, took a rest at the surface in December 2011 (Image: CHS)

A child watches work at the station site through one of the construction wall's viewing windows (Image: CHS)

A child watches work at the station site through one of the construction wall’s viewing windows (Image: CHS)

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Cal Anderson's much-loved Chinese Scholar Tree was protected through the construction process (Image: Brendan McGarry)

Cal Anderson’s much-loved Chinese Scholar Tree was protected through the construction process (Image: Brendan McGarry)

A walk in the light rail tunnel to Capitol Hill Station (Image: CHS)

A walk in the light rail tunnel to Capitol Hill Station (Image: CHS)

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