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McKinstry opens remodeled building

The new McKinstry building east of downtown Spokane is a refurbished 1907 structure once used to repair electric trains. It's now called the SIERR Building at McKinstry Station and is transformed into high tech office space with plenty of historical elements and industrial design. McKinstry plans to offer tours of the building, at 802 E. Spokane Falls Blvd., Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, during their grand opening.

The new McKinstry building east of downtown Spokane, dating from 1907, has replicas of the original wooden doors where electric trains were rolled in for maintenance. It’s now called the SIERR Building at McKinstry Station.

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The view from the rear windows and open deck areas is of the Spokane River. The newly remodeled McKinstry building, called the SIERR at McKinstry Station, sits near Hamilton and Trent and backs up to the river.

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The view from the rear windows and open deck areas is of the Spokane River. The newly remodeled McKinstry building, called the SIERR at McKinstry Station, sits near Hamilton and Trent and backs up to the river.

The cavernous interior is now filled with freestanding meeting rooms at McKinstry, a nationwide construction and energy firm that remodeled a former train maintenance barn into a high tech office campus.

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The cavernous interior is now filled with freestanding meeting rooms at McKinstry, a nationwide architectural firm that remodeled a former train maintenance barn into a high tech office campus.

Office cubicles for McKinstry, a nationwide construction and energy company, fill a wing of the former train car maintenance building at Hamilton and Trent in Spokane. The freshly remodeled building has a grand opening Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011.

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Office cubicles for McKinstry, a nationwide architectural and facility design firm, fill a wing of the former train car maintenance building at Hamilton and Trent in Spokane. The freshly remodeled building has a grand opening Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011.

A workout room is part of the remodel of the old train maintenance building near Hamilton and Trent east of downtown Spokane. The building houses McKinstry, a large construction and energy firm, which put millions into creating a modern office campus inside the cavernous building.

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A workout room is part of the remodel of the old train maintenance building near Hamilton and Trent east of downtown Spokane. The building houses McKinstry, a large architectural and facility planning and maintenance firm, which put millions into creating a modern office campus inside the cavernous building.

The new McKinstry building east of downtown Spokane is filled with historical and nostalgic memorabilia from when the building served as a train barn.

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The new McKinstry building east of downtown Spokane is filled with historical and nostalgic memorabilia from when the building served as a train barn.

Inside the cavernous old building remodeled by the architectural and technical firm McKinstry, freestanding meeting rooms have the latest technology and environmental controls, which is what McKinstry, an major player in facility planning and design, does for other large buildings and campuses.

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Inside the cavernous old building remodeled by the architectural and technical firm McKinstry, freestanding meeting rooms have the latest technology and environmental controls, which is what McKinstry, an major player in facility planning and design, does for other large buildings and campuses.

Workers prepare to hang historical photos that integrated into the decor of the SIERR at McKinstry Station, the whimsically named remodeled train repair building near Hamilton and Trent in Spokane. McKinstry pulled out the stops, and their wallet, to turn the 1907 building into a high tech office space.

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Workers prepare to hang historical photos that integrated into the decor of the SIERR at McKinstry Station, the whimsically named remodeled train repair building near Hamilton and Trent in Spokane. McKinstry pulled out the stops, and their wallet, to turn the 1907 building into a high tech office space.

At the rear of the main space of the former train barn is a cafeteria facility that faces a wall of windows and a view of the Spokane River at McKinstry, a national firm that rehabbed the former electric train facility near Hamilton and Trent into a high tech office space.

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At the rear of the main space of the former train barn is a cafeteria facility that faces a wall of windows and a view of the Spokane River at McKinstry, a major architectural firm that rehabbed the former electric train barn near Hamilton and Trent into a high tech office space.

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