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Hotel Clare

Embracing Seattle’s Rise in Tourism: Engineering an upscale hotel in the midst of Seattle’s prominent attractions

At 16 stories, the new Hotel Clare in Seattle, Washington will offer the downtown district a spacious high-rise in order to supplement its growing tourism needs. DCI is providing the structural engineering for this 175,866-sf hotel which will incorporate the existing five story concrete façade of the landmarked Terminal Sales Annex Building. The landmarked building will require underpinning with new steel piles and a combination of temporary and permanent steel bracing throughout the height of the facade. The hotel features 210 keys and a top floor restaurant with 360 degree views of the city. Hotel Clare is being designed with a terrace roof on the 2nd floor which will provide additional meeting space and prefunction capabilities.

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Location:
Seattle, Washington
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Square Feet:
175,866
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Stories:
16
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Service:
Structural, Civil
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Industries:
Hospitality & Gaming
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Primary Material:
Concrete

Project Highlights

  • Hotel Clare is being designed with a translucent elevator on the outside of the building that will transport guests to the lobby at the top of the tower.
  • The 179 foot tall structure will utilize reinforced concrete shear walls and diaphragms to resist wind and seismic loads.
  • The columns and walls will be founded on a combination of spread and mat foundations.
  • The ground floor combines back of house hotel services, retail space and an exterior porte cochere all above the below grade parking garage of approximately 18,350-sf.

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