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November 20, 2017
The Troy Block in South Lake Union is two office towers covering a full city block.
The landmarked facades of the Troy Laundry and Boren Investment buildings make up the bases of the new glass towers. The 13-story north tower at 399 Fairview Ave. N. has 419,000 square feet. The 12-story south tower at 300 Boren Ave. N. has 391,000 square feet.
The LEED gold office complex is leased to Amazon.
There are cross-block connections, landscaped courtyards, underground parking, an upper-story deck and indoor bike storage.
An artwork called “City Fragment,” in the courtyard at the top of Boren Hill, uses thousands of small, blackened stainless steel rods to connect viewers to the neighborhood’s past. An active video sculpture, “Mechanism” in the arcade walkway, uses moving images and machined artwork inspired by industrial equipment from the Troy Laundry.
Developers: Touchstone and USAA Real Estate
Building operator: Urban Renaissance Group
General contractor: Lease Crutcher Lewis
Artists: Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo of Seattle's Lead Pencil Studio; active video sculpture by Jim Blashfield
Financing: Regions Bank
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