Video Sunday Video: Fifth & Columbia By Stephen Fesler - June 15, 2014 8 Share Facebook Twitter ReddIt Tumblr Email Print A fascinating look at the change in Seattle’s skyline and the future Fifth & Columbia project (due in 2016). We hope you loved this article. If so, please consider supporting our work. The Urbanist is a nonprofit that depends on donations from readers like you. Related RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sunday Video: Barcelona’s Superblocks – Change The Grid, Change Your Neighborhood Sunday Video: An Urban Planner Plays SimCity Sunday Video: East Link Tunnel Mining Completion Sunday Video: How Seville Got Its Bicycle Network Sunday Video: Seoullo 7017 Sunday Video: Behind the Scenes on the Seattle Streetcar 8 COMMENTS Great video! Architectural renderings and animation have come a long way. I hosted a conference a couple years ago where Daniels was a keynote, and he talked in particular about this project. The design used to be a much more radical cantilever over the church next door, and now it looks a little more subtle. The bit of stone facade in the glass wall on 5th is a neat incorporation of history. Yeah, the overall plans seem really cool for the structure. I can’t wait for it to join the skyline–and for the pit to go away. 🙂 Any news from this project? The design review was in 2008, this video is dated over a year old, and I would think the recently announced Rainier Square project would absorb some of the demand for a new tall building downtown. I’d love to see it built (more than almost any other project), but I question whether the 2016 date is real. All indications is yes: http://web1.seattle.gov/DPD/permitstatus/project.aspx?id=3007582 The associated construction permits have been issued. You’ll see on the right that they’re related to the land use application. Additionally, their website seems pretty serious. I’ll see if I can get a formal response from them though. Strangely, that page says their permit has expired and can’t be renewed. I’ll hope it’s just an administrative change to get a new permit. Then again, codes change quite a bit every 3 years. The underlying land use has an expiration, yes. But they already put in for the building permits before the expiration. Therefore, the building permits are still valid. Hope is restored. Hah, guess that confirms it. Comments are closed.