THE BLOCK IS A WHOLE
We are designing more than just a new skyscraper. We are building a place, right in the center of Seattle. All the buildings and open spaces in this block are part of the greater whole: Rainier Square.
A SEATTLE ICON
Minoru Yamasaki’s Rainier Tower stands as a symbol of an important era of architecture in our city. The geometry of the new tower at Rainier Square is a nuanced, reciprocal response to the landmark, giving the entire development an iconic quality.
“A building must be like a human being. It must have a wholeness about it, something that is very important.” Minoru Yamasaki, Architect, Rainier Tower
Mixed Uses Make A Place
Retail and Dining
A distinctive mix of high-caliber, high-performing stores and restaurants.
Residents coming and going day and night create a lively mix of pedestrian activity.
The vibrant neighborhood is a draw for companies and their employees.
Proximity to cultural attractions and activities make this location a natural starting point for a day of touring.
Six levels of valet-served parking will accommodate more than 1,000 cars.
THE DESIGN OF THE BLOCK IS INTENTIONAL
The entire project is designed to maximize vitality at street level, preserve views, integrate with the natural context, and complement the design of the existing tower.
- Gathering space at the center of the block draws people in.
- Street-level access points invite pedestrians to enter and linger.
- Access to transit and parking allows for easy travel to and from the area.
- Sloping design echoes the lines of Rainier Tower and allows for panoramic views.
- Cascading floors integrate with Seattle’s natural context.
- Carved base gives the project an iconic identity.
- Office space intentionally aligns with the Rainier Tower, giving way to a residential zone above that height.
- Hotel property is a separate building, built in phases.
- Developed to the highest sustainability standards.
THERE’S NOTHING ELSE LIKE IT IN SEATTLE
Rainier Square will occupy a prominent position in Seattle’s skyline. It’s one of the only blocks in downtown with two towers, with lively pedestrian activity just steps away. Residences will offer sweeping panoramic views to the mountains and water, from the highest vantage point in the city. And the unique mix of destination retail stores and restaurants help make this a block unlike any other in Seattle.