Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses - apartment houses; built works - settlements - retirement communities

Designers: Ankrom Moisan Architects, Incorporated (firm); Site Workshop (firm); Stewart Ankrom (architect); Mark Brands (landscape architect); J. P. Emery (architect); Ryan Miyahira (architect); Thomas Moisan (architect)

Dates: constructed 2018

21 stories, total floor area: 186,127 sq. ft.

715 8th Avenue
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98104

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The Skyline Olympic Tower catered to residents 62 and older, and offered Seattleites another luxurious retirement setting for those fortunate enough to afford one of its 77 units. It boasted four restaurants, two-story lounge, library, auditorium, garden, spa, pool, salon and fitness center for its residents. It also offered "...a room where residents can virtually walk the streets of Paris or travel to exotic destinations like Africa." (See Marc Stiles, Puget Sound Business, "Skyline senior living community plans 21-story tower on First Hill," published 11/09/2017, accessed 10/25/2018.)

Building History

The Bellevue, WA developer Transforming Age financed the erection of this 21-story, 186,127-square-foot highrise for retirees.

The Seattle office of the Portland architectural firm of Ankrom Moisan designed the Skyline Olympic Tower. Ankrom Moisan architects Ryan Miyahira and J.P. Emery worked on the project. Ankrom Moisan worked with the Seattle landscape architects Site Workshop.

The building took the place of a parking lot at 715 8th Avenue in Downtown Seattle.

Building Notes

As originally conceived, the Skyline Olympic Tower was to be joined by a skybridge to the Cascade Tower across the street.

PCAD id: 22466