A Backstage Look at Seattle’s Next-Generation High-Rise

September 09, 2021

High-rises score points in reduced physical and environmental footprints, while providing critical space for housing, work and recreation. But at the same time, their vertical floors isolate inhabitants, reduce connectivity and make it difficult for users to access fresh air and the outdoors.

A different kind of high-rise is taking shape in Seattle’s urban core. The Net, a 36-story office project at 801 Third Ave., prioritizes two key design frameworks: wellness at work and connectivity.