The 44-story tower located at 2019 Boren Ave. broke ground yesterday. Rushing is providing lighting design as well as mechanical and electrical engineering services for the project site situated in the Denny Triangle of downtown Seattle.

The ceremony was attended by city officials and project team members, including Rushing principal Haley Krommenhoek, director of electrical and lighting design at Rushing.

In his remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony Cole Verner of Holland Partner Group, the project site owner, shared that over the course of the project 1,200 people will touch the construction at one time or another, a significant number of individuals for one project site.

The tower will reach 484 feet, the same height as the Smith Tower, once the tallest building west of the Mississippi. The site will include 410 residential units, office space and seven levels of underground parking reaching a total project size of 643,000 square feet. It will also feature a full auditorium space in the four-story podium, through its partnership with Cornish College of the Arts.

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