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March 12, 2009 in City
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Rig Riggins ( left ) President and CEO of the YMCA leaves the new downtown Y project with Larry Soehren ( right ) the YMCA Board Chairman.

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One of the three pools at the new downtown Y in Spokane, Wash. is filled and being checked for problems Wednesday, January 14, 2009. This is one of three new Y projects in the area. CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON The Spokesman-Review

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Toilet facilities in the new Y projects in Spokane, Wash., like this one at the downtown Y, are built close to the floor to better serve family and children.

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Floors at the new downtown Y feature graphic designs.

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The child care areas of the new Y projects will feature bright colors and secure gates to control access. This area is in the new downtown project on north Monroe.

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A line of columns mark the as yet to be constructed central atrium area of the northside Y building.

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Workers were back clearing the area and restarting their masonry work at the north Y project in January 2009.

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Massive laminated wood beams frame the pool area of the northside Y building as seen from the unbuilt central atrium area.

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“Welcome, welcome,” said Leo Udodik of Encore Interiors Inc. out of Bellevue, Wash. He was working on the adult jacuzzi area of The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center.

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Construction workers work on the ground floor of The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center.

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Harry Amend, development director for The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center takes a tour of the facility.

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Bill Jarrad, left, shares a laugh with his brother Eric Jarrad as they install the room divider in the gym of the Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center.

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Maj. John Chamness of The Salvation Army looks around near the climbing wall at the Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center.

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Fossils can be seen on one of the stones from Montana Stone Company at the Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center.

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Bryan Shafer of Dempsey Masonry out of Spokane, Wash. fixes a leaky hose just outside the Kroc Community Center.