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16 High-Rise Projects Changing Seattle's Skyline

There is a ton of construction happening around Seattle and these sixteen big buildings will change the way you look at the skyline by the they're built.

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Development in Denny Triangle, South Lake Union and Downtown Seattle is hot, hot, hot right now, and that means developers are going nuts. Everywhere you look there's cranes moving, construction crews working and the bones of Seattle's future high-rise towers taking shape. Below is a roundup of the 16 high-profile towers currently under construction, all mapped out. These projects will deliver some of the tallest buildings in the city, contribute to revolutionizing neighborhoods, and expand the residential, retail and commercial reach out from the center of the city. The tipline's always open, and you can leave comment after the jump if a building you've been eying was left off the map.
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1. Insignia by Bosa

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588 Bell St
Seattle, WA 98121
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You haven't been able to miss the south tower of Insignia ever since it was completed last year but they're still working to finish the north tower before the end of 2016. When completed, the entire complex will be home to roughly 700 luxury residences, 23,000 square feet of commercial space and over 1,000 parking stalls.

2. Amazon Tower II

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2021 7th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

You've probably had your eye on the spheres that Amazon has been building in Denny Triangle so you haven't noticed the 521-foot-tall office building going up right behind them. When completed in September, it will house part of the headquarters of Amazon.com. The project is also on track to receive LEED Gold certification.

3. Madison Centre

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505 Madison St
Seattle, WA 98104

Originally a victim of the recession, this project was revived by Schnitzer West in 2012 and once completed this year, the 36-story high-rise hopes to become a global business headquarters in Downtown Seattle. The dramatic curved stair ascends into the rotunda and opens into three floors of shared amenities. At 530 feet, it'll become the 11th-tallest building in town when completed (though competition looms).

4. 2nd & Pine

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204 Pine St
Seattle, WA 98101

This 300,000 sq. foot, 40-story high-rise will stand out downtown with a tall, slender and sculpted tower that will allow for abundant light and openness to reach the street. The base of the tower will feature retail space while the podium will house four floors of above-grade parking above the retail level. 2nd + Pine will feature approximately 400 for-rent housing units, approximately 350 parking stalls, and is seeking a LEED Gold rating from USGBC.

5. The Mark

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811 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

This 660-foot tall skyscraper will consist of 44 floors and be completed in April 2017 (residential move-in by December 2016). The tower will consist of 528,000 square feet of office space and a 184-room luxury hotel operated by SBE Entertainment Group. When the building is completed it will be the fifth tallest building in Seattle, and the tallest building completed since 1990.

6. Midtown 21

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1007 Stewart St
Seattle, WA 98101

Trammell Crow's plans for this 21-story tower include nearly 332,400 square feet of office space. They chose to begin building even without pre-leasing any of it. The building will also include a State of the Art Great Room meeting area, 4000 sq. ft. fitness facility and will be designed as LEED Gold.

7. Luma

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1321 Seneca St
Seattle, WA 98101

This 240 foot tall tower in First Hill is set to include 168 residential condominiums, five levels of subgrade parking, and tons of amenities such as roof top deck with 270 degree views, a dog run and seating/BBQ areas with adjacent sun room, party room, theater and private conference/dining room. Better pre-buy sooner than later, prices have been going up.

8. Hawk Tower

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255 S King St
Seattle, WA 98134

Part of the Stadium Place complex, Hawk Tower is an 208,840 sq. ft. office complex overlooking CenturyLink Field. It's expected to be available in August 2017. The seventh floor will feature a 13,000 sf. fitness center with full size lap pool while there will be a penthouse restaurant up top.

9. Kinects Tower

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1823 Minor Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

The 40-story apartment tower will feature 357-units, ground floor retail, and a 3,500 sf restaurant with outside dining. Not to mention a rooftop indoor swimming pool on that wedge up top there. The LEED Silver project is in construction with anticipated completion of late summer 2016.

10. Tower 12

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2015 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Scheduled for completion in 2017, Tower 12 will feature 314 residential units, 325 parking stalls, ground-floor commercial space, an outdoor area and a media center.

11. Stratus Tower

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2101 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Formerly known as 9th & Lenora, this 440-foot tower will include 396 residential units, 439,600 square-feet of total residential space, and 7,760 sf. of retail space. Located across the street from Amazon’s new South Campus in the heart of downtown Seattle’s Denny Triangle, this place is perfectly primed for when it opens in 2017.

12. Tilt 49

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1812 Boren Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

Tilt 49 is a massive, mixed-use complex with a 37-story apartment tower and an 11-story office building. The office portion is expected to be done second quarter of 2017 and will include a 7,000-square-foot deck on the ninth floor. Expect lots of new retail and restaurant space downstairs as well.

13. 8th & Howell

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808 Howell St
Seattle, WA 98101

The history of this project has been marred with problems, lawsuits, and fighting from all corners. But when the dust settled, R.C. Hedreen got to work. The 45-story tower will have 1,264 hotel rooms, making it the largest hotel in the city when it opens in 2018. It will be built on the former site of the Greyhound Bus Depot.

14. West Edge Tower

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1430 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

Otherwise known as 2nd & Pike, this 440-foot-tall residential skyscraper is currently under construction and expected to open in Late 2017. The 39-story tower, designed by Tom Kundig, will include 339 apartments, ground-level retail and an 8th-floor bar overlooking Pike Place Market. Urban Visions is the developer.

15. Clise

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2202 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Clise Properties is developing this 40-story, 435-unit apartment tower. The pièce de résistance is a layered and tapered roof design atop the oval-shaped tower, which is itself set on a four-story podium. The building will also include ground-level retail space and underground parking for 389 vehicles as well as 231 bicycles.

16. 970 Denny

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970 Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98109

Holland Partner Group is working on a 400-foot-tall apartment tower here after paying $20.1 million for the South Lake Union site. Plans call for 461 apartments, 374 parking space below-ground, and 15,098 sf of retail space. There's roof top decks, one featuring a freestanding outdoor pavilion, the other boasting dining and gathering areas. Construction is just getting underway.

1. Insignia by Bosa

588 Bell St, Seattle, WA 98121

You haven't been able to miss the south tower of Insignia ever since it was completed last year but they're still working to finish the north tower before the end of 2016. When completed, the entire complex will be home to roughly 700 luxury residences, 23,000 square feet of commercial space and over 1,000 parking stalls.

588 Bell St
Seattle, WA 98121

2. Amazon Tower II

2021 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

You've probably had your eye on the spheres that Amazon has been building in Denny Triangle so you haven't noticed the 521-foot-tall office building going up right behind them. When completed in September, it will house part of the headquarters of Amazon.com. The project is also on track to receive LEED Gold certification.

2021 7th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

3. Madison Centre

505 Madison St, Seattle, WA 98104

Originally a victim of the recession, this project was revived by Schnitzer West in 2012 and once completed this year, the 36-story high-rise hopes to become a global business headquarters in Downtown Seattle. The dramatic curved stair ascends into the rotunda and opens into three floors of shared amenities. At 530 feet, it'll become the 11th-tallest building in town when completed (though competition looms).

505 Madison St
Seattle, WA 98104

4. 2nd & Pine

204 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

This 300,000 sq. foot, 40-story high-rise will stand out downtown with a tall, slender and sculpted tower that will allow for abundant light and openness to reach the street. The base of the tower will feature retail space while the podium will house four floors of above-grade parking above the retail level. 2nd + Pine will feature approximately 400 for-rent housing units, approximately 350 parking stalls, and is seeking a LEED Gold rating from USGBC.

204 Pine St
Seattle, WA 98101

5. The Mark

811 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

This 660-foot tall skyscraper will consist of 44 floors and be completed in April 2017 (residential move-in by December 2016). The tower will consist of 528,000 square feet of office space and a 184-room luxury hotel operated by SBE Entertainment Group. When the building is completed it will be the fifth tallest building in Seattle, and the tallest building completed since 1990.

811 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

6. Midtown 21

1007 Stewart St, Seattle, WA 98101

Trammell Crow's plans for this 21-story tower include nearly 332,400 square feet of office space. They chose to begin building even without pre-leasing any of it. The building will also include a State of the Art Great Room meeting area, 4000 sq. ft. fitness facility and will be designed as LEED Gold.

1007 Stewart St
Seattle, WA 98101

7. Luma

1321 Seneca St, Seattle, WA 98101

This 240 foot tall tower in First Hill is set to include 168 residential condominiums, five levels of subgrade parking, and tons of amenities such as roof top deck with 270 degree views, a dog run and seating/BBQ areas with adjacent sun room, party room, theater and private conference/dining room. Better pre-buy sooner than later, prices have been going up.

1321 Seneca St
Seattle, WA 98101

8. Hawk Tower

255 S King St, Seattle, WA 98134

Part of the Stadium Place complex, Hawk Tower is an 208,840 sq. ft. office complex overlooking CenturyLink Field. It's expected to be available in August 2017. The seventh floor will feature a 13,000 sf. fitness center with full size lap pool while there will be a penthouse restaurant up top.

255 S King St
Seattle, WA 98134

9. Kinects Tower

1823 Minor Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

The 40-story apartment tower will feature 357-units, ground floor retail, and a 3,500 sf restaurant with outside dining. Not to mention a rooftop indoor swimming pool on that wedge up top there. The LEED Silver project is in construction with anticipated completion of late summer 2016.

1823 Minor Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

10. Tower 12

2015 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Scheduled for completion in 2017, Tower 12 will feature 314 residential units, 325 parking stalls, ground-floor commercial space, an outdoor area and a media center.

2015 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

11. Stratus Tower

2101 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Formerly known as 9th & Lenora, this 440-foot tower will include 396 residential units, 439,600 square-feet of total residential space, and 7,760 sf. of retail space. Located across the street from Amazon’s new South Campus in the heart of downtown Seattle’s Denny Triangle, this place is perfectly primed for when it opens in 2017.

2101 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

12. Tilt 49

1812 Boren Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Tilt 49 is a massive, mixed-use complex with a 37-story apartment tower and an 11-story office building. The office portion is expected to be done second quarter of 2017 and will include a 7,000-square-foot deck on the ninth floor. Expect lots of new retail and restaurant space downstairs as well.

1812 Boren Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

13. 8th & Howell

808 Howell St, Seattle, WA 98101

The history of this project has been marred with problems, lawsuits, and fighting from all corners. But when the dust settled, R.C. Hedreen got to work. The 45-story tower will have 1,264 hotel rooms, making it the largest hotel in the city when it opens in 2018. It will be built on the former site of the Greyhound Bus Depot.

808 Howell St
Seattle, WA 98101

14. West Edge Tower

1430 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Otherwise known as 2nd & Pike, this 440-foot-tall residential skyscraper is currently under construction and expected to open in Late 2017. The 39-story tower, designed by Tom Kundig, will include 339 apartments, ground-level retail and an 8th-floor bar overlooking Pike Place Market. Urban Visions is the developer.

1430 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

15. Clise

2202 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Clise Properties is developing this 40-story, 435-unit apartment tower. The pièce de résistance is a layered and tapered roof design atop the oval-shaped tower, which is itself set on a four-story podium. The building will also include ground-level retail space and underground parking for 389 vehicles as well as 231 bicycles.

2202 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

16. 970 Denny

970 Denny Way, Seattle, WA 98109

Holland Partner Group is working on a 400-foot-tall apartment tower here after paying $20.1 million for the South Lake Union site. Plans call for 461 apartments, 374 parking space below-ground, and 15,098 sf of retail space. There's roof top decks, one featuring a freestanding outdoor pavilion, the other boasting dining and gathering areas. Construction is just getting underway.

970 Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98109