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The Mark: Where design innovation preserves history

In the design of the Mark, a new 48-story commercial office and hotel tower in downtown Seattle, the owner and developer held the rights to demolish a historically significant church on the site, allowing for the development of a half-block footprint. However, the emotional, cultural, and also historic significance of the old church—a facility commissioned by Arthur Denny, founding father of the city of Seattle—motivated the client and local parishioners to seek alternatives.

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Complex metal cladding encloses Olympic museum

Leaving a legacy often requires fortitude of purpose and character that only the best among us can realize, regardless of pursuit. In athletics, the pinnacle of success is that of an Olympic gold medalist, a champion among all. In construction and design, legacies may not be as easily quantified but once the truly spectacular is achieved it is hard to ignore.

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