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Amazon’s Denny Triangle Campus Phase One Gets General Contractor in Sellen

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor

Amazon.com announced the contractor that will be taking charge of the first phase of its Seattle campus in the downtown area of Denny Triangle. The tech giant has named local company Sellen Construction for the much-talked-about development in downtown Seattle, the Puget Sound Business Journal wrote.

Sellen has handled a number of high-profile Seattle projects in the past, including the redevelopment of the PacMed Tower, which interestingly enough was Amazon’s headquarters at the time it was finished, as well as the green and tech-laden Federal Way South redevelopment. That last project, previously referenced on this page, was handled for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

For the Denny Triangle project, Sellen will construct a 37-story office tower on Seventh Avenue, as well as a 2,000-seat gathering space. Plans filed by the developer indicate that a retail component is also part of phase one, as well as an underground parking facility that will accommodate around 1,000 cars. A groundbreaking won’t be held soon, although reports this summer placed the start of the construction process sometime during 2013. But now that most of the approvals are in place and a general contractor has been selected, there should be no major stalls to keep Sellen from building phase one of the three-block, NBBJ-designed Amazon campus.

Sellen Construction has handled major projects such as the Russell Investments headquarters in Tacoma, a 273,453-square foot office building; and the 1973-built Safeco Tower, another 270,000 square-foot office building. Other projects include the Tommy Bahama Corporate headquarters, the Vulcan Real Estate-owned South Lake Union campus that has housed Amazon.com, the Skyline Tower in Bellevue and many others.

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