Proposal for West Coast's Tallest Skyscraper Won't Fly in Seattle

Federal regulators might have killed a proposal that would have built the tallest skyscraper on the West Coast in the city of Seattle.
January 4, 2016, 1pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The Federal Aviation Administration has sent a 'notice of presumed hazard' to the developer who has proposed to build a 102-story building at Fourth Avenue and Columbia Street in downtown Seattle," reports Marc Stiles.

The notice argues that the proposed tower would obstruct operations at Boeing Field. A shorter construction crane could also "interfere with helicopter flights to and from Harborview Medical Center," according to Stiles.

The notice also gave the project's developer, Miami-based Crescent Heights Inspirational Living, a path toward completion of the project: choosing a project alternative that would top the building out at 965 feet tall. The current tallest building on the West Coast is the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles, which stands 1,018 feet tall.

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Published on Monday, January 4, 2016 in Puget Sound Business Journal
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