About Fifth and Columbia Tower
Fifth and Columbia Tower is a 660ft (201m) tall skyscraper approved for construction in Seattle, Washington. It will be completed in 2011 and have 43 floors. It was designed by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca and is being developed by Daniels Development Company. When the building is completed it will be the seventh tallest building in Seattle, and the tallest building completed since 2006. To achieve LEED Gold standards it will have a system to capture rainwater for reuse, a 35-foot-tall (11 m) "living wall" where plants grown in Columbia Street facade, and a rooftop solar energy equipment. Plans call for the building to be smallest at its base with each floor a different size. Shoring and excavation were set to begin in March 2009, however, it has been postponed.