Jet Fuselage to Become Part of Seattle High-Rise

A Boeing 747 will serve as the atrium between two South Lake Union office buildings.

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November 22, 2021, 8:00 AM PST

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction

Instead of the glassy atriums that commonly connect any high-rise around the world, one Seattle development will instead be connected by the fuselage of a defunct Boeing 747 jet, reports Heidi Groover. The design is "a nod to Seattle’s industrial past in the heart of its new tech capital" and will serve as office space for Westbank.


​​Uncertainty lingers about the future of office work for neighborhood giant Amazon, which will allow many of its white-collar employees to work remotely indefinitely. Meanwhile, several high-rise towers are underway in South Lake Union, some with rents as high as $2,500 for a studio.

While demand for high-rise office space dropped precipitously during the pandemic, vacancy rates have started to drop as more companies bring workers back to the office and urban residents return to downtown cores. Developers express confidence that demand will continue to rise in both commercial and residential buildings, according to Groover's sources.

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