City officials in Seattle say they will select the project manager and engineering team this week for the city�s nine-acre Central Waterfront project, a major redevelopment plan. The city has already named the 12-member design team. Landscape architect-urban designer James Corner Field Operations was selected from four finalists as the lead designer for the stretch of land along Elliott Bay, which includes a surface street, to be made available by the planned removal of the two-level Alaskan Way Viaduct. Design is set to begin in October. A conceptual design is expected in 2012 and a final design in 2015. Construction
The 2016 Summer Olympics boating and swimming events have put an international spotlight on what has been a long-running problem in Rio de Janeiro—untreated sewage and trash are clogging up major bays and waterways.