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Old February 15th, 2008, 11:41 PM   #41
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What tower is that to the right in the photo? I like that one a alot. Remids me of Vancouver kinda.
It's called "One Pacific Tower", I believe. It's on First Avenue.

I don't really like Vancouver highrises. They look too uniform, like third-world suburban highrises in, oh, say, Niteroi. There are some exceptions with the newer, unique developments. When I speak of the uniform corncob field, I'm thinking of the West End and Concorde Pacific Place in Yaletown.
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Old February 15th, 2008, 11:44 PM   #42
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That vacant lot at one time was going to be Two Pacific Tower
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Old February 16th, 2008, 01:36 AM   #43
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It's called "One Pacific Tower", I believe. It's on First Avenue.

I don't really like Vancouver highrises. They look too uniform, like third-world suburban highrises in, oh, say, Niteroi. There are some exceptions with the newer, unique developments. When I speak of the uniform corncob field, I'm thinking of the West End and Concorde Pacific Place in Yaletown.
One Pacific Tower is the one more to the center with its back turned to the shot (partially hidden by the 4 story in the foreground). If you mean the blue and green glass one allll the way to the right, thats the Cristalla. It's well known for incorporating the old facade of a building at that site into its lower levels.
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Old February 16th, 2008, 01:37 AM   #44
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on the subject of the cristalla, I noticed on the old microsoft live shots that it used to have a smaller older 4 story next to it that appears to no longer be there. Whuh happened?
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Old February 16th, 2008, 01:39 AM   #45
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Wow... thats good news, but I'd still like to see how they'll incorporate the facade. I guess it has been done before too as Crazy pointed out with the Cristalla. More power to them, and I hope these guys go through.

Now... About that pesky surface lot on 1st Ave and Stewart.... When is that guy going away? I would think thats some prime real estate at this point.
I wonder about that too. I don't think any developer have plan for that site yet. That guy? You mean African-American man who begging for money at the corner of First and Stewart almost daily for two years now?
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Old February 16th, 2008, 01:42 AM   #46
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That guy? You mean African-American man who begging for money at the corner of First and Stewart almost daily for two years now?
Haha, nooo no no, when i say "that guy" I'm referring to the parking lot itself. That's a strange little twist in language that some americans do to refer to objects (like parking lots) as "guy"
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Old February 16th, 2008, 01:45 AM   #47
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Haha, nooo no no, when i say "that guy" I'm referring to the parking lot itself. That's a strange little twist in language that some americans do to refer to objects (like parking lots) as "guy"
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Old February 16th, 2008, 01:55 AM   #48
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Im actually wishing that guy would go away too! haha
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Old February 16th, 2008, 03:28 AM   #49
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I wonder if Justen will continue to work with Opus NW (who is also constructing 1521) for these towers?
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Old February 16th, 2008, 03:33 AM   #50
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From the Seattle Times today:

Real estate tower proposed at 2nd and Virginia

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The Justen Co., a Seattle developer, has filed an application with the city for a 38-story hotel-condominium tower at the southwest corner of Second Avenue and Virginia Street.

The building would include 186 condos, 139 hotel rooms, street-level retail and parking for 294 cars above and below ground.

The 1915 Terminal Sales Annex Building, on part of the site, will be preserved and incorporated in the tower design
, said Marty Goodman, a Justen principal.

Justen also has applied for a 39-story tower with 234 condo units across Virginia Street. Goodman said the two towers wouldn't be twins but would be "architecturally compatible."

Groundbreaking is at least a year away, he said, and timing will hinge in part on market conditions.
Very cool. It's going to be interesting to see how they'll incorporate the building into the design. Weber Thompson did a great job with Cristalla so I expect nothing less from them for this tower. It'll be take some more creativity this time around because of the size of the building they're preserving compared to with Cristalla. I'm kind of glad the towers will not be twins because frankly we are getting oversaturated with twin tower projects.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 11:35 AM   #51
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One Pacific Tower is the one more to the center with its back turned to the shot (partially hidden by the 4 story in the foreground). If you mean the blue and green glass one allll the way to the right, thats the Cristalla. It's well known for incorporating the old facade of a building at that site into its lower levels.
Yes, that's what I originally meant. One Pacific has that "curvilinear, ergonomic" look.

That interior design course I took a few years back was good for something--fancy words.
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Old February 28th, 2008, 04:45 AM   #52
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on the subject of the cristalla, I noticed on the old microsoft live shots that it used to have a smaller older 4 story next to it that appears to no longer be there. Whuh happened?
I think you're referring to what was the commodore hotel. I remember it being torn down to make way for a smaller six story building. Apparently that project has been upgraded quite a bit.

The ground floor housed a small art gallery and 2nd Ave. Pizza which also featured some art as well as adventurous live music, often for free.
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Seattle: 2015 2nd Ave - 39 stories

I couldn't find a thread for this project, so figured it was time to start one. Feel free to merge if I missed it.

New design review docs are up for this at the following (Note that it is a LARGE PDF file - 16MB). The 2nd design review is for June 24th.

http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/AppDocs/G...endaID2358.pdf

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39 stories
440 feet including mechanical
244 units
308 parking
1st floor retail (appears to be 4 separate spaces)
7th floor and roof decks/amenity space

It would appear that from the 1st rendering above that the sister tower is still in the works(?). They also show the 1915 2nd Ave project there as well.

Overall, interesting stone/materials IMHO although perhaps could be a bit brighter. Another roof deck (like 1521) is very nice of course. And surely blows away what is currently at this location
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Old June 18th, 2008, 08:35 AM   #54
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This was the lot that was sold, wasnt it?
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Old June 18th, 2008, 09:23 AM   #55
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ooooooh. i like the renderings.

Boulder. are you saying this is a no go?
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Old June 18th, 2008, 10:14 AM   #56
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Boulder. are you saying this is a no go?
Not really Saying anything, more asking. I remember there was news on here that the lot by the Cristalla had been sold and that fact might mean the twin towers idea might be dead. But I am no insider, so really I have no clue who is involved with this project or what its status is.
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Old June 18th, 2008, 10:26 AM   #57
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Nice!! Now if only they can get rid of the red brick monster on the OTHER side of the cristalla...
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Old June 19th, 2008, 02:12 AM   #58
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Not really Saying anything, more asking. I remember there was news on here that the lot by the Cristalla had been sold and that fact might mean the twin towers idea might be dead. But I am no insider, so really I have no clue who is involved with this project or what its status is.

I'm pretty sure it's just a single tower and the other lot and the other side of the street was sold.

What a beautiful building! I wish this was under construction now! It's what I've been waiting for! Also it really reminds me of AVA. I love it! Great job WT!
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Old June 19th, 2008, 03:37 AM   #59
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the facade remindes me a lot of vancouvers new tallest, shangrhi-la
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Its also a little Columbia Towerish if you look at the penthouse rendering.
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