Seattle's second tallest building has reached structural completion, with crews continuing to apply reflective curtain wall glazing on the 58-storey Rainier Square Tower. Erected on August 15, the final steel beam concludes the 259-metre-tall skeleton.
The mixed-use skyscraper developed by Wright Runstad & Company will contain 750,000 square feet of office space anchored by 80,000 square feet of retail space. The upper floors of the tower will accommodate nearly 200 luxury apartments, while a separate 12-storey building will hold 150 hotel rooms. A six-level underground parking garage is expected to provide enough space for 1,000 vehicles.
The NBBJ-designed project's signature architectural element is a dramatic curved elevation that pays homage to the parabolic base of Minoru Yamasaki's Rainier Tower, which is located right next door.
The $600 million development is on track to open for business in 2020. It is the tallest building constructed in Seattle since the 1985 completion of the 284-metre-tall Columbia Center, which remains the city's skyscraper king.
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