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November 23, 2021

Boeing 747 gets a new lease of life in luxury SLU project

A/E Editor

Renderings courtesy of Westbank Corp [enlarge]
The 747 will be suspended 14 feet above the ground.

The Galleria at Westbank Corp's mixed-use project, 1200 Stewart, is set to include a very unique design element - a decommissioned Boeing 747. The Galleria – which makes up the public space between the projects two 48-story rental towers - is design by Tokyo based architects OSO. The 747 will be hung 14 feet above the ground suspended between the two towers. It will be used as offices for Westbank.

According to the architects, they see the inclusion of the plane as “a visually arresting design that transforms a Boeing 747 airplane into a reimagined space.” The 747 will be stripped down to its raw aluminum fuselage.

The plane, which is currently in California, will be cut into 39 pieces and loaded onto 24 flatbed trucks in Victorville, Ca., before being transported to Seattle for sequential installation. The trucks will start arriving mid-January 2022 with the fuselage parts to be directly installed into the Galleria in sequence from front to back.

1200 Stewart is a luxury mixed-use project in South Lake Union. The project includes a three-story retail podium projected to have about 148,700 square-feet of retail/commercial space, two 48-story high-rise luxury apartment towers and a four-story mid-rise apartment tower. The project has 1,050 units total. There is also a five-level below-grade parking garage. 1200 Stewart was designed by Henriquez Partners Architects. OSO desgined the Galleria and creative workspace.

The project is currently leasing and is expected to open in 2022 once the Galleria is complete and the Boeing 474 installed.

The project team includes Graham (General Contractor) and PFS Studio (Landscape Architect).


Emma Hinchliffe can be reached by email or by phone at (206) 622-8272.

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