Nexus (building)

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Nexus
Nexus (building) is located in Seattle WA Downtown
Nexus (building)
Location within downtown Seattle
General information
Status Under construction
Type Residential
Address 1200 Howell Street
Seattle, Washington
Coordinates 47°37′02″N 122°19′50″W / 47.61722°N 122.33056°W / 47.61722; -122.33056Coordinates: 47°37′02″N 122°19′50″W / 47.61722°N 122.33056°W / 47.61722; -122.33056
Construction started 2017
Estimated completion 2019
Cost $151.6 million[1]
Height
Roof 440 feet (130 m)
Technical details
Floor count 40
Design and construction
Architecture firm Weber Thompson
Developer Burrard Group
Structural engineer KPFF
Main contractor Skanska
Other information
Number of units 382 condominiums
Parking 316 parking stalls
Website
nexusseattle.com
References
[2][3][4][5]

Nexus is an under construction residential high-rise building in Seattle, Washington. When completed in 2019, the 40-story, 440-foot (130 m) tower will have 382 condominiums, retail space, and a parking garage for 316 vehicles. Nexus is located at 1200 Howell Street in the Denny Triangle neighborhood of Seattle, adjacent to Interstate 5. The project, developed by Burrard Group, was announced in 2015 and began construction in early 2017.

History[edit]

Vancouver-based developer Burrard Group announced its intention to build a 41-story condominium tower at 1200 Howell Street, its first project in Seattle, in late 2015.[6] The project was named "Nexus", referncing the tower's design a well as its location between South Lake Union, Downtown Seattle, and Capitol Hill.[7] Burrard purchased the project site, a quarter-block surface parking lot, for $14.95 million in May 2016.[8] Reservations and deposits for units began selling on June 7, with buyers camping out overnight and forming long lines at the sales office.[9]

Construction was approved in December 2016,[10] and a ceremonial groundbreaking was held on March 14, 2017.[11] Sales for units in the building began the following week, resulting in 75 percent of units sold within the first few days.[12] Nexus is scheduled to open in mid-2019.[4]

Design[edit]

Nexus's design consists of a series of stacked boxes that are rotated in 8-degree offsets to create a "twisted" look.[3][13] The tower, designed by Weber Thompson, uses the areas under the boxes for open-air terraces, as well as amenity spaces.[3][5] Some corners of the tower are "eroded" and form two-story penthouse units that are located throughout the building.[3] The rooftop will have a lounge and view terrace for residents, as well as a private bar and restaurant.[14]

The tower will also include retail space in its podium, as well as twelve stories of parking in below- and above-ground garages.[14][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stiles, Marc (April 6, 2017). "By the numbers: Building Seattle's new Nexus condo tower". Puget Sound Business Journal. Retrieved August 11, 2017. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ Nexus (building) at Emporis
  3. ^ a b c d "970 Denny". Weber Thompson. Retrieved August 11, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Skanska signs $151.6M contract to build Denny Triangle condo tower". Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce. April 6, 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "Architecture". Nexus Seattle. Retrieved August 1, 2017. 
  6. ^ Levy, Nat (October 29, 2015). "Canadian group plans high-rise condo tower in Denny Triangle". Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce. Retrieved August 11, 2017. 
  7. ^ Stiles, Marc (April 14, 2016). "40-story condo tower coming to Seattle's new 'vertical village'". Puget Sound Business Journal. Retrieved August 11, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Burrard pays $15M for land to build 40-story Nexus condo tower in SLU". Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce. May 31, 2016. Retrieved August 11, 2017. 
  9. ^ Cohen, Lindsay (June 7, 2016). "Seattle for sale: Condo buyers camp out, line up for project three years out". KOMO 4 News. Retrieved August 11, 2017. 
  10. ^ Miller, Brian (December 28, 2016). "January start announced for Nexus". Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce. Retrieved August 11, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Nexus Ground Breaking & VIP Reception Announced For March 14th". Nexus Seattle. March 6, 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017. 
  12. ^ Stiles, Marc (March 20, 2017). "Seattle's condo market came back in a big way this weekend". Puget Sound Business Journal. Retrieved August 11, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Final Recommendation of the Downtown Design Review Board: 1200 Howell Street" (PDF). Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections. July 12, 2016. Retrieved August 11, 2017. 
  14. ^ a b "403 new condos in 40-story Nexus will anchor 'glimmering new neighborhood'". Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce. April 15, 2016. Retrieved August 11, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Weber Thompson tweaks design for 40-story condo tower on Howell St". Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce. July 12, 2016. Retrieved August 11, 2017.