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20 Columns Raise Seattle High-Rise Above Downtown

July 11, 2018

Via: ENR

To stand out in downtown Seattle’s high-rent district, Skanska USA’s 2+U project stands up. Twenty columns, weighing as much as 165,000 pounds each, lift the tower up to 85 ft off the ground, creating a plaza under the main building.

Designed by architectural firm Pickard Chilton and engineered by MKA, the 38 stories of office space currently under construction hovers above a sloping site. Below the tower, the 24,000-sq-ft retail, arts and cultural plaza includes stand-alone two- and three-story buildings.

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