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Denny Triangle Trophy Tower to Compete with Downtown’s Four Seasons

March 13, 2008 by  
Filed under 4Seasons, Pb Elemental, Trophy Tower

Trophy TowerInspiring architects Pb Elemental is getting some scratched heads regarding a new 440′ tower they’ve proposed to build which will only contain 19 residential units on a less than 3,000 square foot lot. Capitol Hill residents are concerned about lost views, and many others are confused about a loophole concerning the lack of the city’s review process. Apparently Pb Elemental is exempt from the design-review process because the tower will have less than 20 homes, reports The SLOG. But, the loophole has yet to be verified.

Each floor is reported to only be an approximate 2,100 square feet and homes are estimated to be priced between $2-18 million. The top floor penthouse is reported to consume 2 floors and have the highest price tag. I’m curious to know what level of finishes and building amenities the penthouse will offer considering a penthouse unit at the Four Seasons (with an approximate 8,000 square feet, highly desired view and central 1st Avenue downtown location) is planned to close for just over a rumored $13 million. The Trophy Tower’s penthouse is estimated at $18 million. Pb Elemental has yet to respond to our call.

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3 Responses to “Denny Triangle Trophy Tower to Compete with Downtown’s Four Seasons”
  1. Dell says:

    the less than 20 is not a loop hole, this tower would be the same even if it went through design review. Apparently they are seeking no departures. As for blocked views, I think the lot is only 28′ wide so I doubt it will block much, instead it will probably be one of the most interesting buildings in their view.

  2. jamesstroupe says:

    What do you mean when you say they are seeking no departures?

  3. Dell says:

    They are not asking to exceed FAR, reduce setbacks, reduce ground level glazing, or any code exceptions. According to what I have read everything about their proposal meets the City of Seattle’s code to a T. Design review would only make suggestions on material color and other basic aesthics.

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