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Old Posted Jul 3, 2014, 10:44 PM
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SEATTLE | 2116 4th Ave (formerly Potala) | 440 FEET | 41 FLOORS




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Details: 41 aboveground stories and a substantial underground parking structure
577,000 sq ft property including hotel lobby, mezzanine, restaurant, hotel, apartments, & rooftop deck

Construction scheduled to begin in late summer 2014.
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This tall and slender, 440'-0" tall, 40-story apartment tower is located adjacent to the classic Cinerama Theatre landmark, in a newly emerging West Belltown neighborhood. The term "Cinerama" combines cinema, with panorama. The project takes its name, and various design clues from this relationship. Our clients, HAL Properties, directed us to design a project with great energy, and a seriously modern vibe that will appeal to Seattle's creative class -- young techies and urbanistas that appreciate and "get" urban living.



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I like the massing and the way they break it up, but not a big fan of the neon green and burnt orange/brick red color palette. Other than that, this is a nice, handsome tower.
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I like it.
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Nice building.... That area's really filling up.
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I like the massing and the way they break it up, but not a big fan of the neon green and burnt orange/brick red color palette. Other than that, this is a nice, handsome tower.
These are staple Seattle colors right now. Better than transparent glass with tan/beige balconies or slab walls.
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I like the massing and the way they break it up, but not a big fan of the neon green and burnt orange/brick red color palette. Other than that, this is a nice, handsome tower.
My thoughts exactly. Hopefully the colors will be changed before it gets built. Outside of that, it's a nice looking tower.
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My thoughts exactly. Hopefully the colors will be changed before it gets built. Outside of that, it's a nice looking tower.
I actually like the colors. It provides a unique character towards the overall design. As an example, the burnt orange and green breaks provides contrast and breaks the monotony of a mostly glass façade.
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I actually like the colors. It provides a unique character towards the overall design. As an example, the burnt orange and green breaks provides contrast and breaks the monotony of a mostly glass façade.
I agree, it does break up the monotony of the façade. Those colors just aren't my colors. I'd love to see white used instead. Maybe a blue or teal....
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I like seeing some different colors.

Rumor has it this will start digging next month. That jibes with the typical five months (or more) needed for a shoring permit. They applied June 19.

Demolition is often well in advance. It removes uncertainty, and also allows them to test soil conditions and contamination before digging.

The scope, btw, is 200 underground parking spaces, 342 apartments, and 142 hotel rooms, on a 14,400 sf site (1/3 acre).
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Most of the left overs (Debris in the pic above) is gone. The site is for the most part ready for the foundation work/demo portion.
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I love this tower, especially the top.
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I actually like the colors. It provides a unique character towards the overall design. As an example, the burnt orange and green breaks provides contrast and breaks the monotony of a mostly glass façade.
Agreed!
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Construction finally starts on 41-story Potala Tower in Seattle

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It's been more than seven months since an unforgettable ground-breaking ceremony with chanting monks, and construction of the 41-story luxury apartment/hotel project in downtown Seattle is finally starting, the general contractor, PCL Construction, said Tuesday.

The Bellevue developer, Lonsang Dargey, a former monk from rural Tibet orchestrated the late-August groundbreaking, where the monks prayed and chanted in a transmission repair shop. Actor Tom Skerritt, a friend of Dargey, and Mayor Ed Murray attended the ceremony.

The old transmission shop, 2116 Fourth Ave., was demolished not long after the ceremony, but since then nothing much appears to have happened until recently when PCL put up construction barriers on the site that's just north of the Cinerema movie theater.

Last month, Dargey Development Sam Kanner told the Business Journal his company and the project team were finalizing the details of the development that will require a mass excavation for seven levels of underground parking.

The cost of the project, which is scheduled to be done in the summer of 2017, is $190 million. Money from overseas is helping finance the development. Path America raises funds from foreign nationals through a federal foreign investment program called EB-5. In exchange for investing in projects and businesses that create U.S. jobs, investors get green cards.

Potala Tower, which Seattle architecture firm Weber Thompson designed, is named for a 7th-century Tibetan palace. It will be "a modern sanctuary" with 142 hotel rooms and approximately 340 apartment units, according to a PCL press release. Hotel Indigo will operate the hotel whose lobby will have a restaurant that will feature "a prominent local chef," the release states.
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Old Posted May 10, 2015, 2:32 PM
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Really "construction starts on tower??"

This project only has permit for digging a hole and shoring up the sides.

It seems a bit loose and misleading to state that construction is starting on "a tower."

It is curious that a developer who has only completed one ground-up project of 4 stories is somehow qualified to build a skyscraper.
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Old Posted May 16, 2015, 5:45 PM
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Groundbreaking in any shape or form is usually enough for tabloids to assume construction, but often it does not occur right away. This is variable and depends on the project and also who you may ask. For some caissons is a sign of construction, but for others, it may simply be shoring or excavation.

Dargy has raised a lot of money for this, and its essentially financed in the tune of 200 million plus. Just because they focus on low-rises and mid rises doesn't mean that they can't build skyscrapers.

Many developers have portfolios where the structures in the 2-5 story range greatly outnumber highrises and skyscrapers. So you need to check the facts son before you make silly statements.
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Hmmm ... Don't you consider this odd

It seems to be inquiry from someone in Texas ready to do EB-5 and wanting info about Potala Tower. "Landlord" states Turner Construction and cites world class Turner Projects. True or False? Is Potala Tower Turner or PCL?

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