The Seattle Daily Journal of Commefirce ran an article on F5, documenting the 430-story tower’s genesis. Writer Nat Levy spoke with developer Kevin Daniels and ZGF design partner Allyn Stellmacher about the project, which will upon completion stand as the tallest structure built in Seattle in the last 20 years. Constructed in between a pair of historic buildings in downtown Seattle, the quarter-block site necessitated a unique design strategy that “tips” the building’s edges outward in order to give tenants more floor space.
Stellmacher expanded on the tower’s unique design features, naming the edges, extended corners, and special window glass as key elements of a design that is both pragmatic and a visual statement. “It’s a great story in how the old parts of the city and new parts can work together to make great architecture,” said Stellmacher. The project is slated for completion on July 2016. When finished, the tower will be the fifth-tallest building in Seattle.