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Architecture & Engineering


By Clair Enlow

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December 3, 2008

Design Perspectives: Team ‘steps up' proposal for Civic Square design

  • Updated design plans show better street connections, weather protection, pedestrian access and a retail wing that frees up room for a green roof.
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    The first tests of the relationship between the city of Seattle and Triad Development are over. The marriage — and the Civic Square project — is still on, but it may be a long wait.

    The anticipated result of this public-private liaison is a new complex right in front of City Hall on the block between Cherry and James streets and Third and Fourth avenues. Now part of a project referred to as 601 Fourth Avenue, it includes a 42-story office and residential tower accompanied by a dynamic and sculptural public plaza. There will be retail buildings on the south and west sides, parking and a transit station.

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