The proposed skyscraper at Fourth Avenue and Columbia Street is not interested in simply fitting nicely into Seattle's skyline. Instead, developer Crescent Heights wants the building to dominate it. According to PBSJ, new details reveal plans for the building to rise 101 stories. That would dwarf Seattle's current height champ, the 76-story Columbia Center, which just so happens to be across the street. It would also surpass Los Angeles' 1,018-foot US Bank Tower as the tallest tower on the West Coast and come awfully-close to catching the 104-story One World Trade Center in New York City. Originally proposed at 840 residential units, new plans call for 1,200 residential units, 167,150 square feet of office & retail space, 150 hotel rooms and 750 underground parking spots. We'll see if plans evolve as the developer meets with the city but if they're keeping the same schedule, they want to start construction in 2017.
· At 101 stories, proposed Seattle skyscraper will be West Coast's tallest [PSBJ]
· 4th & Columbia Skyscraper Coming Soon to Seattle Skyline [CS]