Pickard Chilton-designed 2+U Tops Out in Downtown Seattle
Pickard Chilton, an award-winning architecture studio best known for its innovative and cutting-edge design of corporate headquarters and campuses, announced the recent topping out of 2+U, a premier office tower in the heart of Seattle’s central business district. The New Haven-based architecture studio designed the 686,000 SF building, whose unique exterior features an open-air, pedestrian-friendly urban village under the building, made possible by 20 steel and concrete “Y columns” that lift the building 85 feet off the ground. Located at the corner of Second Avenue and University Street, 2+U will connect tenants, neighbors and visitors with 17,000 square feet of retail, arts and cultural spaces. Through its thoughtful design, 2+U will become a connection linking the new waterfront, Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, and surrounding downtown neighborhoods. Pickard Chilton collaborated with Skanska, Kendall/Heaton Associates and Magnusson Klemencic Associates to deliver 2+U to Seattle, providing a functional space for the city’s residents as well as an architectural landmark. The office tower is slated for completion in summer 2019.
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