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After multiple delays, the tower at Fifth & Columbia in Seattle will break ground in mid-August and be completed by 2017, developer Kevin Daniels said Thursday.

Equipment to move utilities was brought to the building site Thursday.

The 44-story tower will feature 528,000 square feet of office space and a 184-room luxury hotel operated by SBE Entertainment Group, according to the project’s website.

Daniels said the project can finally move ahead because of the expanding Seattle-area job market and pent-up demand from tenants other than looking for modern office space.

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