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OK, post Seattle stuff here. For the whole Puget Sound region.
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hey bond, you pay attention damnit, I already made a thread for the wamu center renderings.
Bond James Bond said:
Hey, pay attention, dammit. ;)
hey bond, you pay attention damnit, I already made a thread for the wamu center renderings.
Bond James Bond said:
Hey, pay attention, dammit. ;)
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^I posted the rendering above at 11:33. You didn't start the other thread until 12:10. So I beat you to it, actually. :D
^I posted the rendering above at 11:33. You didn't start the other thread until 12:10. So I beat you to it, actually. :D
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ACTUALLY, Mr. Bondage, I posted it at 7:10 a.m. on the forum time. You didn't post yours until 11hrs 23mins AFTER that.

I win. :horse:


Bond --> :toilet:


Because I "pwned" you so bad, look at my avatar and title under my name. :D



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ACTUALLY, Mr. Bondage, I posted it at 7:10 a.m. on the forum time. You didn't post yours until 11hrs 23mins AFTER that.

I win. :horse:


Bond --> :toilet:


Because I "pwned" you so bad, look at my avatar and title under my name. :D



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^THEIF!!!!!!!!!!!!

I also posted my post at post at 6:33 forum time. So I STILL beat you!!! :p
^THEIF!!!!!!!!!!!!

I also posted my post at post at 6:33 forum time. So I STILL beat you!!! :p
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Much better looking!!! Not revolutionary or anything like that but nice.

Bond James Bond said:
New rendering of the WaMu tower

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Much better looking!!! Not revolutionary or anything like that but nice.

Bond James Bond said:
New rendering of the WaMu tower
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i think its a beautiful building...i wish it had a crown like the frost bank tower in austin. Hmmm...
i think its a beautiful building...i wish it had a crown like the frost bank tower in austin. Hmmm...
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^that wouldn't be bad. Maybe a cool spire? :)
^that wouldn't be bad. Maybe a cool spire? :)
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The design is fine, just tack on a few hundred more feet. :cheers:
The design is fine, just tack on a few hundred more feet. :cheers:
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Updated list of highrises..

Here is an updated list from what I can gather. Please let me know of corrections or comments. I didn't distinguish between UC and proposed.

Rossiapacifica

Name---------------------Floors---Height-----City
Wamu----------------------42-------608-----Seattle
One Lincoln Tower----------41----------------Bellevue
1521 Second Ave-----------36----------------Seattle (also called 2nd and Pike)
8th and Olive---------------35----------------Seattle
Camlin Block----------------35----------------Seattle (is this the same as 8th and Olive?)
The Cosmopolitan-----------33-------330-----Seattle
4th and Virginia-------------31----------------Seattle
8th and Westlake-----------30?---------------Seattle
Tall tower near Market------30?---------------Seattle
Seventh and Westlake------24?---------------Seattle
Hotel 1000-----------------24-------240------Seattle
The Cristalla----------------22?---------------Seattle
1020 Tower----------------22?---------------Bellevue
Sheraton Hotel-------------22----------------Seattle
Four Seasons Hotel---------21----------------Seattle
Second and Pine------------21-------250------Seattle---The Avalon
2200 Westlake--------------18-------218------Seattle---Also called Pan Pacific hotel
2201 Westlake--------------18-------208-----Seattle
5th and Yesler--------------17---------------Seattle
2200 Westlake tower 2------11---------------Seattle
2200 Westlake tower3-------11---------------Seattle
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Updated list of highrises..

Here is an updated list from what I can gather. Please let me know of corrections or comments. I didn't distinguish between UC and proposed.

Rossiapacifica

Name---------------------Floors---Height-----City
Wamu----------------------42-------608-----Seattle
One Lincoln Tower----------41----------------Bellevue
1521 Second Ave-----------36----------------Seattle (also called 2nd and Pike)
8th and Olive---------------35----------------Seattle
Camlin...
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The "tall tower near market" and 1521 second ave are the same thing. Unless you are referring to 2nd and Pike which is also 36 floors.

2201 westlake has an 11 story tower as well.

The camlin block tower is not the same as 8th and olive, its across the street. There actually isn't an official proposal yet but it was rumored to maybe reach 600 feet, which will be the new height limit for that area if the mayor's proposal goes through.

If you're gonna include bellevue projects, then there are a lot you are missing. (wasatch block, meydenbauer block, pSE site, city center II, ect)
Rossiapacifica said:
Here is an updated list from what I can gather. Please let me know of corrections or comments. I didn't distinguish between UC and proposed.

Rossiapacifica

Name---------------------Floors---Height-----City
Wamu----------------------42-------608-----Seattle
One Lincoln Tower----------41----------------Bellevue
1521 Second Ave-----------36----------------Seattle (also called 2nd and Pike)
8th and Olive---------------35----------------Seattle
Camlin Block----------------35----------------Seattle (is this the same as 8th and Olive?)
The Cosmopolitan-----------33-------330-----Seattle
4th and Virginia-------------31----------------Seattle
8th and Westlake-----------30?---------------Seattle
Tall tower near Market------30?---------------Seattle
Seventh and Westlake------24?---------------Seattle
Hotel 1000-----------------24-------240------Seattle
The Cristalla----------------22?---------------Seattle
1020 Tower----------------22?---------------Bellevue
Sheraton Hotel-------------22----------------Seattle
Four Seasons Hotel---------21----------------Seattle
Second and Pine------------21-------250------Seattle---The Avalon
2200 Westlake--------------18-------218------Seattle---Also called Pan Pacific hotel
2201 Westlake--------------18-------208-----Seattle
5th and Yesler--------------17---------------Seattle
2200 Westlake tower 2------11---------------Seattle
2200 Westlake tower3-------11---------------Seattle
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The "tall tower near market" and 1521 second ave are the same thing. Unless you are referring to 2nd and Pike which is also 36 floors.

2201 westlake has an 11 story tower as well.

The camlin block tower is not the same as 8th and olive, its across the street. There actually isn't an official proposal yet but it was rumored to maybe reach 600 feet, which will be the new height limit for that area if the mayor's proposal goes through.

If you're gonna include bellevue projects, then...
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^I was just going to say that about the 1521 second ave tower.
^I was just going to say that about the 1521 second ave tower.
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Here's all the pics i've found of HIGH RISE projects under construction or proposed for downtown seattle. I apologize for any duplicates of pics that already showed up on this thread.

Under Construction
WaMu Center


2200


Cristalla


Hotel 1000


Cosmopolitan


Approved/Proposed


1521 Second


2nd and Pike


2nd and Pine


Four Seasons


West 8th


7th and Westlake


5th and Yesler


2000 Third Ave


2201 Westlake


No renderings available for:
8th and Olive
4th and Virginia
Sheraton tower 2
Schnitzer denny triangle towers
Benaroya mixed use
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Here's all the pics i've found of HIGH RISE projects under construction or proposed for downtown seattle. I apologize for any duplicates of pics that already showed up on this thread.

Under Construction
WaMu Center


2200


Cristalla


Hotel 1000...
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that 1521 tower doesnt look like the tower on the website. LOL. they arent two different towers are they?
that 1521 tower doesnt look like the tower on the website. LOL. they arent two different towers are they?
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West 8th looks amazing! The four seasons design looks disgusting. Also anyone know the height to 1521 second
West 8th looks amazing! The four seasons design looks disgusting. Also anyone know the height to 1521 second
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2000 third I thought was canceled?


Here something new from Seattletimes.com


Nickels seeking to privatize plaza

Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels wants to shrink and privatize a plaza planned for the site of the city's old Public Safety Building, located across the street from City Hall. The old Public Safety Building once housed the Police Department and Municipal Court.

Nickels seeking to privatize plaza at city building

By Jim Brunner

Seattle Times staff reporter



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The old Public Safety Building once housed the Police Department and Municipal Court. It is supposed to be demolished by this fall.


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Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels wants to shrink and privatize a plaza planned for the site of the city's old Public Safety Building, located across the street from City Hall.

Nickels' preferred proposal, one of three options, would trim the size of the plaza by roughly half of what once was envisioned. The smaller size would make room for an additional, privately owned apartment building in addition to the private office tower that long has been planned for the block.

The mayor's aides said his plan would bring more money into city coffers by making the site more appealing to developers and would avoid "social problems," such as crime, that could come from opening a big, new downtown plaza.

The site is bounded by Third and Fourth avenues and James and Cherry streets.

Deputy Mayor Tim Ceis said the mayor's proposal still would retain a "significant public open space" while adding much-needed housing to downtown.

But the proposal drew opposition yesterday from some City Council members, who vowed to fight any reduction of the open space that long has been in the plans for the new Civic Center.





"It is a complete abandonment of the long-standing vision that many of many of us have worked on for many years," said Councilman Peter Steinbrueck.

Council President Jan Drago said the mayor's plan was "unacceptable" and that the council would be drafting its own alternative, which would retain public ownership of a large plaza. Both the mayor's and the council's plans for the block likely will include a new underground parking garage.

The debate comes as workers are tearing down the old Public Safety Building, which had housed the Police Department and Municipal Court since 1950 until the opening of the nearby $92 million Justice Center in 2002. Demolition is supposed to be completed by this fall. The new $76.6 million City Hall opened in 2003.

The new City Hall and Justice Center, along with the Seattle Municipal Tower (formerly Key Tower) comprise the city's massive Civic Center project, which has cost more than $260 million so far. That doesn't include whatever needs to be spent on the Public Safety Building site.

Brenda Bauer, Fleets and Facilities department director for the city, said that by turning over ownership of the new plaza to a private business, the city could avoid a crush of new expenses involved in building and maintaining the space.

Bauer also touted the benefits of creating more "eyes on the street" by building new apartments on the site. The mayor's proposal suggests a 100-unit apartment building, located on the southwest portion of the block, with retail stores at street level.

That element, Ceis said, is crucial, because consultants have told the city that with the current high office-vacancy rates downtown, attracting developers who want to build an office tower may be difficult. But plenty of developers might be enticed by the opportunity to build a new apartment building.

"We think the residential piece would make [redeveloping the block] more attractive and make it happen sooner," Ceis said.

The city already plans to encourage new downtown activity with the pending sales of the nearby Alaska and Arctic buildings, which will be converted to condominiums and a hotel, respectively. They currently provide office space for city workers. A council committee plans to consider those sales today.

Ceis said a privately owned and operated plaza could avoid some of the problems that have plagued the nearby City Hall park, a grassy area next to the King County Courthouse where homeless people hang out. Ceis said the city could still guarantee public access to the new plaza by including a "covenant" in any purchase agreement.

Drago and Steinbrueck said they intend to fight any effort to sell the public land to private businesses.

While the mayor has stated his preference, he also developed two other options for consideration by the council. One would basically eliminate the entire plaza in favor of new office and apartment developments. The other would more closely mirror the original plans for the block, building an office tower on the northern third of the site and leaving the rest for a plaza.

Drago said she hoped the council's alternative would be ready by May 14, when the city plans to celebrate the official opening of City Hall's new plaza that faces the Public Safety Building site.

Jim Brunner: 206-515-5628 or [email protected]
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2000 third I thought was canceled?


Here something new from Seattletimes.com


Nickels seeking to privatize plaza

Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels wants to shrink and privatize a plaza planned for the site of the city's old Public Safety Building, located across the street from City Hall. The old Public Safety Building once housed the Police Department and Municipal Court.

Nickels seeking to privatize plaza at city...
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^They should make that office building bigger than 20 stories. :( 30 would be better.
^They should make that office building bigger than 20 stories. :( 30 would be better.
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^why not build both and make it a taller building? :D
^why not build both and make it a taller building? :D
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Ada M. Healey of Vulcan Real Estate demonstrates an interactive model of the Paul Allen-owned company's plans for South Lake Union. The model is in the South Lake Union Discovery Center, which opens to the public April 30, at Westlake Avenue and Denny Way and serves as a real- estate office, home show and exhibit hall. (April 19, 2005)

Credit: Paul Joseph Brown/Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Related Story: Allen displays his vision for South Lake Union

www.seattlepi.com
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Ada M. Healey of Vulcan Real Estate demonstrates an interactive model of the Paul Allen-owned company's plans for South Lake Union. The model is in the South Lake Union Discovery Center, which opens to the public April 30, at Westlake Avenue and Denny Way and serves as a real- estate office, home show and exhibit hall. (April 19, 2005)

Credit: Paul Joseph Brown/Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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Some First hill projects:

Avalon Madison Building


Horizon House Tower
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Some First hill projects:

Avalon Madison Building


Horizon House Tower
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