SEATTLE | 2nd and University (2&U) | 500 FT | 37 FLOORS


Big new skyscraper planned for Second and University designed to look like a forest


The plan calls for an office tower with 725,000 square feet of leasable space with shops, restaurants and public spaces. The project, called 2&U, is scheduled to open in 2019, Skanska said.

The project joins a growing list of high-rise proposals in downtown Seattle, including a 77-story project at Second and Marion, a 58-story project at Fourth and Union, and a 42-story development at Third and Cherry. Construction already is starting on two competing high-rise projects at Fifth and Marion.



New Rendering:

Be sure to zoom in, high quality. Its the one that has that cross bracing with the open window at the top left. Slightly to left of the center of the photo.


Fantastic news for Seattle! Now for more supertalls!

One in the pipeline is 888 2nd Ave. Was slated to be 1,200 feet but Gensler backed out. The design though was spectacular. Similar to the London Shard, only way taller and futuristic looking. The current firm designing it from the preliminary mass models and wireframe renderings kinda messed it up. Now it looks like a mutated WTC3. I’ll update the thread with it here so we can all see the disaster at work. Shame too because the original was world class. Something like this in NYC would steal the supertall show.

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