Author: Clayton Wood

West Coast newest supertall signs on for full Massey System!

Seattle’s brand-new anchor – Rainier Square Tower – has joined a large family of tall buildings to embrace the Massey System. Part of the huge Rainier Square development, this prominent mixed-use is the latest addition to a rapidly developing skyline of new towers in the Emerald City.

The JP Morgan owned and Wright Runstad managed building consists of retail and office up to the 37th floor and residential from 41-58. The structure’s unique core design was built with composite steel plates sandwiched together with concrete. This technique allowed crews to forgo steel rebar and build more efficiently with speed and precision, completing the tower 9 months faster than a building of comparable size. It’s sloping base curves elegantly upwards in eye-catching fashion like no other high-rise in recent memory.

Seattle’s 2nd tallest edifice proudly joins 4 other recent supertalls completed by Massey – Wilshire Grand in LA; 30, 15 and 35 Hudson Yards in NY, all soaring 900 – 1350’ high.