The Wonder of it All

You may have read about the revamped Wonder Building in downtown Spokane, Washington.

According to a recent article, “,,,nearing completion of a $15-million restoration and expansion of the historic Wonder Bread Bakery at 821 West Mallon in Spokane, WA. Formally known as the Spokane-Continental Bakery, the early 1900s-era building is in the final stage of a transformation into Wonder Spokane, a roughly 112,000-square-foot creative office building.”

Here is a video of RainBank’s inside look at the water detention tanks we’re installing in this historic building, expected to open to the public this summer as a 12,000-square-foot retail market, offering food and artisanal products, onsite parking and a dramatic rooftop deck overlooking downtown and Riverfront Park.

The four 6,500 gallon, dome roofed tanks will capture stormwater coming off of the roof and will be infiltrated onsite.

Click here to see more steel water tank projects from RainBank. Don’t forget to contact us with questions about your next project.

(Photo credit Connect Media)

Ken Blair
A rainwater collection systems designer and consultant, Ken has designed and installed residential and commercial systems, primarily in the northwest United States for more than 10 years and, in 2014, began consulting and managing builds in other states. Ken is an accredited ARCSA Professional Designer / Installer and Life Member, the Northwest Regional ARCSA representative and advisor to its education committee and is available to speak about Rainwater Collection Systems design and builds.

Ken is a United States Navy veteran, having served on active duty during the Vietnam War era. He attained the rate of E-4 Machinist Mate.

A career entrepreneur, Ken created a new business focus with a commercial dive company in Hawaii in the mid 1980′s to respond to and clean up oil spills, oil spill equipment training, service and maintenance for the oil co-op service industry. Ken is passionate about having a positive impact on the environment and is also a founding director of BANK-ON-RAIN (2011-2014), whose mission is to create grassroots solutions for rainwater collection for consumption and agriculture in developing areas of the planet.

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