Seattle pier to reopen; advances city waterfront project

SEATTLE (AP) — City officials in Seattle say a pier has received approval to reopen to the public after it was closed for months when a chunk of a nearby pier fell off into the water, clearing the way for the city to proceed with its downtown waterfront project. The Seattle Times reported that Miner’s Landing at Pier 57 was closed in September when the deteriorating Waterfront Park or Pier 58 collapsed, injuring two demolition workers. Pier 57 owner Hal Griffith announced plans for a grand reopening. A date has not yet been determined. City officials expect the redesign of Pier 58 to be finalized next year, and improve access, safety and flexibility.