Located at the intersection of 2nd and Pine, and near the juncture of the Market and Retail Districts, the currently under-utilized site serves as a surface parking lot adjacent to the Macy’s parking structure. Helios fills a pedestrian void on the busy pedestrian route from downtown Seattle to Pike Place Market.
This 40-story high-rise residential tower celebrates its vibrant and active location with an animated curtain wall composed of high-performance, playful metal accents and a strong pre-cast concrete base. The fractured pre-cast clad podium of the tower houses micro apartment units that serve to animate the above grade parking.
Designed for Equity Residential with a stated objective to create a timeless, iconic and ultra-modern design, this sleek tower will serve the luxury apartment market with 400 upscale units over an active podium that will contain parking over wrap-around ground-level retail and an inviting residential entry.
The design team partnership, WTGBD, is composed of Seattle-based Weber Thompson and Portland-based GBD Architects.