Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Federal Way's Crystal Palace

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The City of Federal Way has selected ARCADD, Inc. to begin feasibility of their latest efforts to develop the former AMC Theater parcel. (Read the city's press release (PDF).)



Here's their RFQ proposal for a site containing several 16-story towers, several 8-story towers and a four-story footprint (overtop of 2-levels of parking) covered by a undulating umbrella of covered glass (feels Chihuly-like) designed to evoke the idea of a seashell. Hard to understand if the curves of towers is just for concept or what they're actually proposing (doesn't seem to exactly match the overhead sketches.) Also, is the scale off when you compare the cars and people silhouettes?


(Can't see the embedded presentation? Click here for the PDF.)

The four-acre property:


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So... what do you think? The forum awaits your comments...

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