Count ’em: After upzoning, developer proposes eleven new buildings for downtown Portland

Development, News, Skyscrapers, West
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The Ankeny Block future development possibilities (Downtown Development Group)

The Ankeny Block future development possibilities (Downtown Development Group)

The City of Roses may get a flurry of major developments downtown. The plan: Portland’s Downtown Development Group, headed by the Goodman family, has proposed eleven buildings representing a $1.5 billion investment in the city.

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Seattle’s Nordic Heritage Museum is getting a new home designed by Mithun

Architecture, West
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
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The Nordic Heritage Museum entrance lobby. (Courtesy Mithun/MIR)

The Nordic Heritage Museum entrance lobby. (Mithun/MIR/ Courtesy Nordic Museum)

Operating out of a 1907 red brick schoolhouse on a leafy residential street in the northwest Seattle neighborhood of Ballard, the Nordic Heritage Museum has plans to move into a major new Mithun-designed home about a mile south, close to the waterfront and the Ballard Locks.
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Anything but boring: World’s largest tunnelling machine, Big Bertha, is stuck under Seattle, Tweets an interview

A close-up view of Bertha’s cutterhead. Flickr / WSDOT CC BY 2.0

A close-up view of Bertha’s cutterhead. (Flickr / WSDOT)

Big Bertha, Seattle’s famous tunnel boring machine, is stuck underground again. Bertha was running for just under a month following a two year delay to fix a broken cutter head. And the machine has taken to Twitter, as we imagine it can get lonely so far beneath the city.

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Federal Aviation Administration clips the wings of this 102-story skyscraper proposed in Seattle

A massing of the proposed 4/C Tower - Option C (LMN / Seattle.gov)

A massing of the proposed 4/C Tower – Option C (LMN / Seattle.gov)

This past fall, a Reddit post leaked a Seattle design proposal draft with massings of what could have been the tallest tower on the West coast. The images depicted a 102-story tower standing 99 feet higher than the current record holder, the 1,018-foot-tall U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles.

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Seattle’s Facades+ AM Morning Forum captivates facade designers with details of Amazon domes, more

Facades+ News, West
Friday, December 18, 2015
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A rendering of the planned Amazon spheres at 2101 7th Ave, in South Lake Union, Seattle. (NBBJ/Amazon)

After a whirlwind round of conferences and forums this year—from New York, to Chicago to Miami—The Architect’s Newspaper and Enclos made the last stop of the year in Seattle for Facades+ AM. Over 150 attended our December 4th event at the Motif Seattle hotel. Nine speakers brought in diverse perspectives and engaging ideas, with room for productive Q & A. Here’s a recap in case you missed it.

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Gehry’s leaked plans for Facebook Seattle show a rooftop park with curving trails and fire pits

Architecture, Interiors, West
Friday, November 20, 2015
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A Facebook Seattle Gehry Model (Facebook via GeekWire)

A Facebook Seattle Gehry Model (Facebook via GeekWire)

Last February, Facebook announced the company was moving its Seattle offices. The company has hired Frank Gehry to design its new Dexter Station space in the burgeoning South Lake Union neighborhood. Now, we the floor plans have been leaked, revealing more detail surrounding the always-amenity-rich tech offices.

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Seattle’s most iconic landmark may get an Olson Kundig makeover

Architecture, News, Newsletter, West
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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The Space Needle. (Flickr Creative Commons/Curt Smith)

The Space Needle. (Flickr/Curt Smith)

Now over half a century old, there is talk of renovating the Seattle Space Needle. It hosts over one million visitors a year eager to ride the elevator 520 feet up to the observation deck or to dine in the revolving restaurant.

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Plans unveiled for ZGF and Cotter’s twisted tower in downtown Seattle

Architecture, Unveiled, West
Thursday, November 5, 2015
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A rendering of 2014 Fairview Ave, Option 3 (ZGF Cotter Architects)

A rendering of 2014 Fairview Ave, Option 3 (ZGF Cotter Architects)

There is a new proposal for yet another skyscraper in the Denny Triangle neighborhood in downtown Seattle—this time by ZGF and Cotter Architects. The 41-story tower is in the early design guidance phase and would bring in 10,000 square feet of ground-level retail housed in a podium and 420 apartments rising above.

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A return to brick and mortar, Amazon.com opens first bookstore in Seattle

Architecture, Open, Technology, West
Thursday, November 5, 2015
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The books. (Amazon.com)

The books. (Amazon.com)

November 3 was a big day for Amazon, with the opening of its first brick and mortar store, Amazon Books. The location? Seattle, of course. The 5,500-square-foot store inside the upscale University Village shopping mall replaced the former Blue C Sushi restaurant.

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Seattle Park Proposal to Cap I-5 Unveiled

The C.A.P. park path. (Patano Studio Architecture)

The C.A.P. park path. (Patano Studio Architecture)

Take note. The Seattle waterfront plan is getting a lot of competition. Last month, we saw an opposing proposal to the James Corner Field Operations plan rejected by city council and put on the ballot for next summer. The project—Initiative 123—calls for reinforcing a portion of the Alaska Way Viaduct that runs north-south along the western edge of Seattle as well as building a new section. These two pieces would create a mile-long, High Line–style park.

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Herzog & de Meuron Reveals Renderings for New Vancouver Art Gallery

Architecture, International, Unveiled, West
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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Stacked spaces for the new Vancouver Art Gallery. (Courtesy Herzog de Meuron)

Stacked spaces for the new Vancouver Art Gallery. (Courtesy Herzog de Meuron)

After years of planning, the Vancouver Art Gallery revealed renderings for its new home by Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron this Tuesday. The conceptual design is a striking departure for a city of tall, slim towers, but an ongoing motif for the firmRead More

This dying mall in Silicon Valley will be reborn with a 30-acre blanket of green roofs including a vineyard, orchard, and walking trails

(Courtesy San Hill Property Co.)

(Courtesy San Hill Property Co.)

Green roofs these days are the new blacktops. And just when you thought they couldn’t get any bigger, there are now plans to build a 30-acre park blanketing a mixed-use, $3 billion development in Cupertino, California. Right now, the site is the dying Vallco Shopping Mall.

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