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Architecture & Engineering


By Clair Enlow

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April 24, 2019

Design Perspectives: Will the 3rd & Cherry tower plaza be public enough?

  • The privately owned space would hold the tough job of complementing and completing the Seattle City Hall campus.
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    It's gone by several names, but since 2005 the block just west of Seattle City Hall has been a hole in the ground.

    Early this month it looked like the future of 3rd & Cherry — as a 58-story condominium tower on a base of retail, plus luxe landscaping, all built by Bosa Development of Vancouver, B.C. — might be arriving. In its third appearance before Seattle's Downtown Design Review Board, Bosa's design team — headed by James K.M. Cheng Architects with landscape architect PFS Studio — clearly hoped to advance to go and finish their job.

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