Belltown Bellwether: Concrete Frames First High-Tech High Rise
Where else but Seattle for a taste of things to come? From the city that brought us glamorized grunge and gourmet grounds comes high-tech living – courtesy of reinforced concrete and miles of fiber optic, CAD 5 wire, and high-frequency coaxial cable. The Concord, a 13-story condominium in Seattle's Belltown district, caters to a highly connected lifestyle with high-bandwidth amenities: a building intranet, high-speed Internet access, and multimedia outlets in every room. Marketing ploy or lasting practice? Indoor plumbing was once considered a novelty, too, say the developers.
Driscoll Architects, Seattle, Washington
PCL Construction, Seattle, Washington