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Construction Tour: Yesler Terrace Towers

Join the Young Architects Forum for a construction tour of the Yesler Towers.

Yesler Towers will create a place that links residents to the neighborhood, neighbors to the community, and the evolving community to the city. A pair of towers, highly visible from Interstate 5, create a gateway to downtown Seattle and into the Yesler Terrace neighborhood, which is undergoing a dramatic redevelopment started in 2013. A highly porous, multi-story podium invites people within the neighborhood into the project to enjoy views and to explore a ramping green roof to various outlooks, artwork, and experiences of natural phenomenon. As an extension to a newly completed park across the street, the podium acts as a community front porch encouraging gathering and social interaction within a neighborhood with a long history of racial and cultural diversity. Setting a powerful example of leveraging shared resources between private and public realms, the project aims to create a socially equitable environment and raises the bar for defining social good opportunities of future development.

The project includes 430,000 gross-square-feet of residential development consisting of two towers, a shared podium and 3-story below-grade parking garage. The 23-story North Tower and 21-story South Tower contain 356 rental units, including 22% affordable units, ranging in size from studios to 2-bedrooms. At the ground level residential lobbies and lounge areas, face onto a central public plaza.

Tour Details:

Cost: $5

Date: November 16th (Thursday), 2023  | 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: 803 South Washington Street, Seattle, WA 98104

Contact: Nick Hons, AIA

Capacity: 20 registrants. Full PPE is required for the jobsite (gloves, hardhat, glasses, vest, and boots). There are a few extra PPE sets on site, but we strongly encourage attendees to provide their own.

Accessibility of the Space: The site is not ADA accessible.  The site is 23 stories high and may require people to walk up and down stairs and walk over uneven terrain

Covid Safety: There are no current COVID Safety requirements to follow. AIA Seattle recommends masking as a demonstration of community care. Please do not attend if you are feeling sick/unwell!


November 16, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


Yesler Towers
803 South Washington Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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