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pier 70

Bringing a treasured piece of Seattle history into the 21st Century...

The northern-most pier on downtown Seattle's waterfront has a colorful history. Built at the end of the 19th century, it was originally a warehouse where fishing boats would off load daily catches and trains would haul them to the nearby processing plants along the waterfront. Later, it served as the Washington State Liquor Distribution Center and as the terminal for both trading and passenger ships. In the 1970s it became a mall and in the 80's a restaurant and nightclub. In the 90's, it was mostly vacant except for a somewhat notorious nightclub and for a year it was used as the set of MTV's The Real World, Seattle. Over the years, the pier's many owners had implemented only minor maintenance. By the time Triad purchased it in 1995, the structure required serious restoration.

Its one-of-a-kind location, spectacular views and dramatic interior space made Pier 70 a natural for conversion into office space. Making it move-in ready, though, was a challenge, since the old pier was not straight, flat or plumb. Triad teamed with Fuller-Sears Architects to make sure today's Pier 70 blended original architectural and design elements with modern structural additions that would stretch the pier's life into the 22nd century. The renovation team stripped the pier down to its skeleton, but took special care to preserve the original facade and as much of the interior old growth timbers as possible. The pier was brought up to current FEMA standards for seismic stability - necessitating the replacement of more than 30 wood pilings. Triad installed state-of-the-art HVAC systems and ample exterior weather proofing to protect the offices from harsh weather coming off Elliott Bay. The property also includes all the necessities of today's technology enterprises - broadband networking, ample electrical wiring, gas generators, open floor plates and plenty of parking.

Today, the pier offers 90,000 square feet of unique "Class A" office space along with 15,000 squre feet of storefront retail. It is home to one of Seattle's oldest and most prestigious law firms, Graham & Dunn as well as the corporate headquarters of Pinnacle Realty Management. The pier is also home to one of the premier seafood restaurants in Seattle. In 2000, the pier was honored as the "Re-Development of the Year" by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties.


PROJECT FEATURES
• 90,000 sf Class A office space / 15,000 sf storefront retail
• Development done under the complex jurisdiction of the City, DNR, Fish & Wildlife, Corp of Engineers and the Unified Tribes.
• Over 100 wood piles replaced
• Full seismic upgrade
• State of the art HVAC, weatherproofing, and technological networking
• Honored as 2000 "Re-Development of the Year" by NAIOP
• Home to Waterfront Grill (restaurant) and Graham & Dunn (law firm)
• Used as set of MTV show "The Real World"

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