A special feature of DJC.COM, published Nov. 9, 2000.


  • The Union Station office complex contains 1 million square feet of commercial space above a 1,100-stall parking garage.
    An eight-story, 700-stall parking garage was built just south of Airport Way.  

  • 505 Union Station (Vulcan Northwest): 300,000 sf, 11 stories. Completed September. Tenants include: Vulcan Northwest, WatchGuard Technologies, Willis Corp., Specialty’s Café & Bakery, Starbucks Coffee Co., Burst Wireless and Trados Corp., Mavron, Perkins Coie LLP, Northwest Venture Associates, and Mohr, Davidrow Ventures.

    Development group: The Seneca Group, development consultant to Vulcan; Nitze-Stagen & Co., Inc, managing partners; NBBJ, architects; Baugh Construction Co, general contractor; Murase Associates, landscape design; Coughlin Porter Lundeen, structural engineers; Sparling, electrical engineers;       Holaday-Parks, Inc., mechanical engineers; Com Group, Inc., communication; Lighting Concepts International, lighting; M. Yantis & Associates, acoustical engineers; Colliers International, leasing  

  •   Union Station Great Hall (Sound Transit): value: $22 million (selling price to Sound Transit, the cost of the renovation); competed Fall 1999  

  • Opus Center West (Opus Northwest): 255,000 sf, 9 stories, value (including Opus Center East building): $85 million

  • Opus Center East (Opus Northwest): 65,000 sf, 4 stories, completion August 2000

  • Opus Center South (Opus Northwest): 254,000 sf, 11 stories, completion April 2001, value: $65 million  

  • Opus Center@Union Station project team:
    Opus Northwest, general contractor and developer
    Opus A&E, architect and engineer
    Coughlin Porter Lundeen, structural and civil engineering
    Murase Associates, landscape architect
    Patriot Fire Protection, design-build of life safety systems
    Stirrett Johnson, plumbing design-build
    McDonald Miller, HVAC design-build
    Cochran, electrical design-build
    SAK, concrete contractor
    United Iron, structural steel fabricator
    The Erection Co., steel erection
    Pardue International, brick panel system design-build
    Eastside Glass, glass installation
    Clark Pacific, glass-fiber-reinforced concrete
    Opus' team includes Brian Fyall, senior project manager; Sam Giannini, superintendent; and Greg Smith, Mike Hlasta and Chris Harris, on-site project managers.  

  • Fifth and Jackson building site (Martin Selig): 10 stories, 105,000 square feet  




  • Opuscorp.com: Union Station


  • "Selig makes a deal to buy Union Station site for $6.4 million,"
    April 7, 2000.

  • "Judge OKs sale of Union Station office building site to Martin Selig,"
    April 17, 2000.

  • "Amazon.com gives back some of its Union Station space,"
    July 11, 2000.

  • "More than meets the eye at 505 Union Station,"
    Aug. 10, 2000.

  • "ID concerned over early design of Selig's Union Station,"
    Aug. 16, 2000.

  • "Opus gets top dollar for Union Station buildings,"
    Sept. 7, 2000.

  • "New digs for Vulcan NW,"
    Oct. 6, 2000.

  • "NAIOP honors projects, players,"
    Nov. 2, 2000.

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