Bus & ferry dude
Only problem is: we need them to be 500+ footers, not 400s. When you look at a lot of the lists of who has the most skyscrapers, Boston is still ahead of us because they have a few more 500s. If the threshold was at 400, we'd probably be killing them.I'm starting to get to the point of, "Ho hum, another skyscraper."
The one to the right is 2030 8th, under construction. The middle one is the new proposed GID tower. The ghost tower to the left -- the oval-shaped one -- is the Clise project next to Enso.Wait, wait... context please! Why are there three new towers shown in the rendering? Is the developer planning other towers? Or, the one the furthest south is 2030 8th Ave, already under construction, right? So has this project been talked about in other threads? It's sounding vaguely familiar, but like Bond James Bond I'm having trouble keeping all these new 40 story residential tower projects straight.
Because once we build a bunch of 500 footers, we will complain they aren't 600 footers. Be glad they are over 20 stories!!Only problem is: we need them to be 500+ footers, not 400s. When you look at a lot of the lists of who has the most skyscrapers, Boston is still ahead of us because they have a few more 500s. If the threshold was at 400, we'd probably be killing them.
This and the other GID project are beautiful designs.
One downside with this design is the roof top deck is oriented toward west and north (apparently to capture Lake Union view), which sacrifices southern exposure and sun deck opportunity.
I do love that they were able to talk the city into doing away with the back alley, and then integrate directly with the adjoining park.
The lower "pedestal" modification with pedestal-top deck is also nice change.