In the new illustrations, are those solar cells on the roof?
break ground next year = break ground in 2010Somebody ring a bell! We have solid news on this project and at 550 feet tall we have another giant!! Another 2011 completion date. Lots is going to open that year!
Could sun exposure have anything to do with it? The south facing building might get more sun and be a bigger draw for buyers whereas hotel goers aren't going to ask for a sunny side of the building. I dunno, just throwing it out there.That's interesting that the south tower is all residential and the north is hotel/condo, I would think it'd be the other way around so the hotel would be closer to shopping and the convention center.
Wow. I didn't realize it was that expensive to build a 43 story tower.From the PI:
The project is budgeted at $900 million -- "give or take $100 million," Carlin said. Multi Group of New York is the sole financier.
Does this make this the most expensive building ever built in Seattle?
From the PI article:So this thing will have an eleven story pedestal. I've got to believe this will be a major retail opportunity. To all those companies that say there's nowhere good to be placed - here it is! I envision a major anchor (or two) and another major shopping center. Something along the lines of San Francisco's newest would be awesome!!
I beg to differ. The following projects should have broken ground by now if they had stuck with the original start date they announced:Projects often break ground when advertised.