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The Astro on Queen Anne

Back to the Future: “Jetson” aesthetic for Seattle mixed-use building

Inspired by Googie architectural style, the Astro Apartments expresses the modern aesthetic reminiscent of the 1962 World’s Fair. It’s appropriately applied since the six-story building is within walking distance of the iconic Seattle Center. Cantilevered cornices, sculptural precast concrete columns, and interior finishes accentuate mid-century modern form.

DCI designed the mixed-use building’s framing system which includes five, wood framed residential levels providing 212 apartments. The engineers reviewed and verified the concrete strength of 11,000-sf of street level commercial space and two levels of below-grade parking.

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Location:
Seattle, Washington
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Square Feet:
259,632
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Stories:
6
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Service:
Structural
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Industries:
Multi-Family Residential
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Primary Material:
Concrete, Steel, Wood

Project Highlights

  • Stylized butterfly roof for the penthouse; cantilevered cornices; and sculptural precast concrete columns.
  • Rooftop sky lounge and private courtyards offer views of the downtown skyline and the Puget Sound.
  • Two-story lobby creates a transparent base.
  • Blends in with the mid-century aesthetic of the nearby Seattle Center.
  • Two levels of below-grade parking.

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