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This is going to be an unusually cool building for our much (and rightly) maligned downtown skyline.

Posted by downtown | September 16, 2008 11:27 AM

I don't think the skyline is maligned so much as the individual building's architecture. In fact, we have one of the most celebrated skylines.

This building has potential to be amazing though.

Posted by CP | September 16, 2008 11:36 AM

If something's justifiably and demonstrably mediocre, to say so isn't maligning it.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | September 16, 2008 11:45 AM

Since the HTC Touch Diamond came out, it has been clear... Facets are the new small-radius rounded corners, in all 3-D design (architecture and industrial). You heard it hear first... Or somewhere else first.

Posted by meks | September 16, 2008 12:06 PM

I would not call that building "under construction". The lot has been quiet for MONTHS.

Posted by SeattleLover | September 16, 2008 12:22 PM

I cant wait for this to be built. We really do have a "dated" look to most of our buildings. I believe they are starting to build this next spring.

Posted by JesseJB | September 16, 2008 12:22 PM
Posted by meanie | September 16, 2008 12:33 PM

Meks is correct. This isn't modern or refreshing, it's imitative. And, not to sound like a broken record or anything, but neither of those photos says anything about how the building works.

Posted by Fnarf | September 16, 2008 12:46 PM

They may have completed initial demolition to prepare the site, but this project is not yet under construction...

Posted by High-Rise | September 16, 2008 12:57 PM

They were supposed to start in late July/early August.

They're not even slated to get the retaining walls in before the beginning of next year.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | September 16, 2008 2:25 PM

Oh, how tortured your syntax is, Chaz.

Posted by DaiBando | September 16, 2008 3:00 PM

It's going to look really weird next to the Rainier Club and the FMEC building. A good kind of weird, though.

Posted by Greg | September 16, 2008 5:37 PM

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