China to Buy Seattle’s Tallest Building for $725 million

Seattle has the Space Needle and the Smith Tower, the city’s guaranteed architectural treasures. But the building that is hard to overlook? That would be the tallest building in Seattle: Columbia Center, the city’s monolithic building at 76 stories high—and it is also the tallest building in the state of Washington. There is a recent pending agreement that Columbia Center will be purchased by Hong Kong-based Gaw Capital Partners for a reported $725 million, according to trade publication Real...
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$500K for a Green Card: Foreign investors help Portland boom

Kai Lu and his wife, Helen Shu, were raising their young daughter in China when an ultra-modern Marriott Courtyard hotel was built just minutes from their home in Suzhou, a congested suburb of Shanghai. The couple went to check out the new hotel and noticed a flyer in the lobby advertising a similar hotel in Portland, Oregon. The flyer was seeking investors who, in exchange for half a million dollars, could receive Green Cards for their immediate family. "We were planning to move to the U....
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Seattle gets Buzzed by Two F-22 Fighter Jets

Two of the U.S. Air Force's premier current fighters flew into Boeing Field on Thursday. The lockheed F-22 Raptor planes landed around noon, for an upcoming rare public showing at The Museum of Flight. Watch the full raw video shot by KIRO 7 Chopper here. The aircraft taxied to the Boeing Military Ramp next to the Museum, where they will be stationed until they are towed to Museum's parking lot for public display, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 9-10. Raptor crew members will be with the...
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