Thursday, May 24, 2012

Pioneer Square Board Aproves 25 Story High Rise

The rumors circulating around downtown are true; the city board who has been in charge of keeping the historic presentation of Pioneer Square afloat, cast their votes and approved the modern sleek design of a 25-story apartment high rise just North of the Sodo stadiums. The all glass and steel tower will be sectioned into 2-4 story boxes, that will be positioned at varying angles. The building is part of a larger project named Stadium Place, in what previously was the North Parking Lot of Century Link Field.
Photo Courtesy of the Seattle Times, ZGF Architects

The collaborative developers Daniels Real Estate and R.D. Merril released the design the the public back in December and were met with mixed reviews, some stating that the design was far too modern to fit in with the historical appeal of Pioneer Square. But most members of the Pioneer Square Preservation Board actually had positive reviews of the design, and were all in agreeance with the new construction. The “South Tower” would be just a little shorter than the stadium, at 240 feet tall, and will have 333 units. Other projects are in the planning stages for the first phase of Stadium Place, such as a 20 story condo tower, and an office and hotel tower as well. For more information on these apartments, visit the Seattle Times.


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