The Emerald breaks ground at 2nd + Stewart
The Emerald, a new Seattle landmark, broke ground on July 18, 2017.
HEWITT’s design for the new tower includes 38 stories of condos over a two-story podium with 4,600 SF of retail at the street and mezzanine levels. The condos are a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom units as well as some urban two-bedrooms.
The building takes its needle-shaped form from the convergence of the streets below. The small, irregular site at the corner of 2nd Avenue and Stewart Street lends itself to a distinctive design solution. The 400-foot tower form articulates the shifted geometry of the street grid to form roof-level amenity spaces and terraces that will command unobscured views to Puget Sound and the Olympics.
Its impact to Seattle’s urban life lies in its adjacency to one of Seattle’s most active, urban districts. At the convergence of Belltown, Central Business District, West Edge and Pike Place Market, Emerald residents can participate in Seattle’s extraordinary urban life and enjoy a home environment that celebrates the region’s beauty.
Construction of the 40-story residential tower will involve the demolition of the two-story MJA Building. The adjacent Broadacres building will remain; The Emerald is designed to cantilever over the Broadacre site.
HEWITT is providing architecture and landscape architecture. Our consultants include Andersen Construction (general contractor); KPFF Consulting Engineers (civil and structural egnineering); Rushing (MEP engineering); and Susan Marinello Interiors (interior design).
More information is available here: The Emerald