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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.

The perspective in that first picture is distorted and weird. It took me a long time to figure out which street was which.
 

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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.
Because once we build a bunch of 500 footers, we will complain they aren't 600 footers. Be glad they are over 20 stories!!
 

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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.

North and west may lack winter sun exposure, but it has the best views of ocean and mountains.
 

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From todays DJC.

http://www.djc.com/news/re/12068852.html

August 15, 2014

GID refines design for its second apartment tower along Lenora
By JOURNAL STAFF

GID Development Group really likes apartments and Lenora Street.

The Boston-based company is already constructing a 41-story, 355-unit apartment tower at Eighth and Lenora (shown above on the right), and preparing to build another 41-story, 396-unit apartment tower across the street at Ninth and Lenora (that's the one on the left).

The site for the second tower is at 2101 Ninth Ave.

A design review board is scheduled to make a recommendation on this tower at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 19 in City Hall at 600 Fifth Ave.

The project will include 7,760 square feet of retail and 234 underground parking spaces.

Weber Thompson is designing both projects for GID. Sellen Construction Co. is the general contractor for the Eighth and Lenora tower.

Project documents show the Ninth and Lenora site is at the corner of two streets designated as green streets by the city. It is also across the street from one of the three office towers Amazon.com is building in Denny Triangle.

The city plans to put a park right next to GID's Ninth and Lenora tower.

The documents say GID wants to work with the city to design the Ninth and Lenora project “as an integrated and activating neighbor rather than an isolated project with little relationship to the park edge.”

There will be two rooftop amenity spaces: one on top of the complex's 62-foot podium and another near the top of the tower.

GID is under contract to purchase land for this project from Cornish College of the Arts, which acquired the site for $4.6 million in 2003.




 
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