Big news today on the development front, and we mean that literally. Via The Seattle Times, Urban Visions is still moving forward with plans for an 880-foot-tall tower located at 888 Second Avenue (naturally). If built, that would be the second-tallest building Seattle behind Columbia Center (937 feet) and the fifth-tallest building on the West Coast. Originally the project was envisioned as Seattle's tallest at 77 stories but Urban Visions CEO Greg Smith later admitted that was "speculative." As-is, the 60-story skyscraper will include roughly 1M square feet of office space, 160 luxury residences and retail. The Metropolitan Grill will remain as the ground-level anchor tenant. Renderings show that plans still remain for a central atrium running the entire block at street-level which will allow pedestrians to walk underneath the tower and look up 44 stories.
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