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Tower Crane Erected in Seattle’s First Hill Neighborhood to Build Olympic Tower

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PCL Construction Erects its Third Tower Crane in Seattle to Construct Olympic Tower, a Continued-Care Retirement Community in the First Hill Neighborhood

Seattle, WA (March 9, 2020) – The First Hill neighborhood saw the tower crane erected recently for Olympic Tower at Skyline, a 21-story apartment building for seniors. Owned by Transforming Age, a nonprofit senior living organization, the tower will offer 77 additional one- and two-bedroom homes and penthouse apartments with parking in a community designed and created for independent, older adults – they call these CCRCs or continued-care retirement communities.  

Scheduled to open in 2021, Olympic Tower adds several new amenities to Skyline’s existing campus which includes the original Skyline Tower just across the street. The building itself will have restaurants and lounges, a performing arts center, spa and salon, fitness space, outdoor terraces, and below-grade parking with an automated car lift system. 

The building was designed by architect Ankrom Moisan and reflects the lifestyles of active, older adults who desire to remain connected to the arts and culture of downtown Seattle as they age.  PCL Construction is the general contractor for the tower and is currently building two other residential projects in the downtown core. 

PCL is currently constructing SPIRE – a 41-story condominium tower in the Denny Triangle with 342 units and Seattle’s first fully automated parking system; and KODA Condominiums, which is the first high-rise in the International District that will stand at 18 stories with 203 condo units, underground parking, and ground-level retail. 

“We are excited to have three PCL Construction tower cranes in operation in various pockets of the downtown core right now,” said Aaron Wiehe, VP and district manager for PCL. “We’re pleased to be an integral part of building for the growth that our region is experiencing. PCL is anxious to see what lies ahead for our communities and the city of Seattle.” 

About PCL Construction 

PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in more than 30 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of $7 billion, making PCL one of the largest contracting organizations in North America.