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Monday, October 26, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Yellow-roofed skywalk attached to Parkade will be no more

This week, workers from Kilgore Construction began dismantling the yellow-roofed skywalk over Main Avenue, scrapping the metal in preparation for a newly designed structure matching the new skywalks connecting to the old Macy’s building.

Warren Heylman’s architectural vision ‘all over’ Spokane

Unless you’re an architecture buff, you may not have heard of Warren Heylman, but you surely know his work. The Parkade, Spokane International Airport, the Spokane Regional Health Building. At 92, Heylman reflects on his career and his designs.

Bennett Block’s skywalk staircase coming down

First the fountain, now the staircase. Following last week’s removal of Spokane architect Warren Heylman’s Parkade Plaza Fountain, Drusilla Hieber got permission from the Spokane City Council on Monday to remove the skywalk stairway outside of the Bennett Block, which she owns.

Downtown plaza’s fountain torn down

As Randy Keller loaded pieces of the Parkade Plaza Fountain into the back of his company truck, he reminisced about the days when the fountain was a downtown Spokane attraction. Now, he has taken it upon himself to rename the fallen structure, “the fountain of youth,” or, more accurately for the longtime Spokane resident, the fountain of his youth.

In brief: Man dies in fall off Parkade garage

A man died Wednesday afternoon after falling several stories from the Parkade parking garage onto a downtown skywalk. The man, who was not been identified, fell about 4:30 p.m. onto the skywalk, which runs parallel to the 100 block of North Howard Street. He was dead when emergency crews arrived at the scene, said Assistant Chief Brian Schaeffer, of the Spokane Fire Department.

Delivery truck hits skywalk

A delivery truck snagged a downtown Spokane skywalk early Thursday, sending debris tumbling into the street. No injuries were reported, and the skywalk between the Washington Mutual Building and the Parkade Plaza remained open after the 6:15 a.m. accident.