Tower 12

Seattle, WA

Tower 12
Tower 12 Construction
Tower 12 Construction
Tower 12 Seattle
Tower 12
Tower 12 Construction
Tower 12 Cast in Place
Tower 12 Construction
Tower 12 Cast in Place

34-story

5  above grade & 5  below grade parking levels

cast-in-place concrete

Tower 12

Project Size: 492,000 square feet

Architect: MG2, Seattle, Washington

Structural Engineer: Cary Kopczynski & Company, Bellevue, Washington

Contractor: PCL, Bellevue, Washington

Tower 12, named after the Seattle Seahawks ‘12th Man’, is a 34-story residential tower at 2nd Avenue and Virginia Street in downtown Seattle. Located two blocks from the Pike Place Market, the project is located by Cristalla to the north and One Pacific Tower to the west, both of which CKC served as the structural engineer for. The project broke ground in early 2015 and finished construction in 2017.

The structure consists of cast-in-place concrete with post-tensioned floor slabs. CKC designed a unique shear wall core to enhance seismic system ductility, improving seismic performance without compromising buildability. Furthermore, outrigger beams off the core eliminated internal columns, which resulted in increased core dead load and improved seismic performance.

Lower level gravity columns utilized 14,000 psi concrete, which dropped in strength at upper levels. This allowed standardization of column sizes full height, reducing structural frame cost. Also, high-strength ASTM A706 Grade 80 reinforcing bar was specified in moment frame columns and shear wall boundary elements, which reduced congestion and improved overall constructability.

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Multi-Family

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