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A bit of a sun break reflected in the south windows of a UW Medicine research complex in the Cascade / South Lake Union neighborhood. The go ahead was just given in May for the expansion of the very attractive campus with three new buildings to be built over the next 10 to 12 years. Two will be seven stories high, and one eight stories. Those shown here are five stories. The new buildings will not be funded by state monies, but through federal grant agencies such as the NIH. The first of these buildings will be completed in 2012 and cost $166 million. Seattle, and especially this area of the city, wants to attract more biomedical research, seen as an area of rapid and fascinating medical, scientific, and economic development. I'm sure the local construction industry is also glad for the news.