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October 21, 2014

Sellen starting demo today for Schnitzer's Urban Union project

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Crews from Sellen Construction are set to begin demolition today for constructing Urban Union, a 12-story, 285,000-square-foot office building at 501 Fairview Ave. N. in South Lake Union.

Schnitzer West is the developer and CollinsWoerman is the architect.

Demolition is expected to take about five weeks, followed by excavation.

The building will have two landscaped plazas, 6,100 square feet of street-level retail, and five levels of underground parking for 392 vehicles.

A glass cube entry will lead to a two-story space called The Union. The building will have a concierge, gym, and a conference and training center.

It's scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2016.

Other team members include Coughlin Porter Lundeen, civil engineer; DCI Engineers, structural engineer; Hermanson, mechanical engineer; Cochran Inc., electrical engineer; Glazier Le Architects, interior architect; Bamo Inc., interior designer; and Weisman Design Group, landscape architect.

The developer is also demolishing a building at Fifth Avenue and Madison Street for Madison Centre, a 37-story, 754,000-square-foot office building.

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