Weyerhaeuser Campus, Federal Way, WA

Richard Longstreth says Weyerhaeuser "Merits National Historic Landmark Status"


On January 22, 2021, Richard Longstreth, professor emeritus, George Washington University, wrote the following letter to Mayor Jim Ferrell of Federal Way, WA, concerning proposals to build 1.5-million square feet of warehouse space at the Weyerhaeuser Corporate Headquarters. The Weyerhaeuser complex, which was completed in 1972, was designed by landscape architect Peter Walker, founding principal of Sasaki, Walker & Associates, and architect Edward Charles Bassett, principal with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. This new construction would result in the clear-cutting of some 132 mostly forested acres on the 425-acre campus. A similar letter was sent to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Seattle district commander Col. Alexander Bullock because the Corps is conducting a Section 106 review of the project. 



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