Bellevue skyline reaches new heights with 1 Lincoln Tower

July 19, 2006

The basics: Bellevue, Wash.’s tallest building, 1 Lincoln Tower, 42-story, hotel and condominium tower, part of the $500 million Lincoln Square retail complex; opened fall 2005.
The players: Architect,
Sclater Partners Architects,
Seattle, Mithun Architects+Designers+Planners, Seattle, James KM Cheng Architects, Vancouver, B.C.; general contractor, Baugh Construction Co., now part of Skanska USA Building Inc., Parsippany, N.J.; developer, Kemper Development Co., Bellevue, Wash.; contract glazier, Enclos Corp., Eagan, Minn.; glass fabricator, Viracon, Owatonna, Minn.; glass manufacturer, Pilkington, United Kingdom.
The glass: 173,000 square feet of glazing in Enclos’ custom Horizon Wall, four-sided structurally glazed, captured unitized curtain wall system, featuring 1-inch insulating units with Viracon’s VE1-2M in vision areas and ¼-inch monolithic spandrel glass with Viraspan colors grey squirrel, charcoal and graphite.

Bill Hagstotz,, Seattle