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SLU’s wavy new apartment high-rise ready to open soon

Skyglass offers a unique addition to the city’s skyline and stunning views.

The exterior of the Skyglass building in Seattle's South Lake Union building that has angles throughout the tower creating a wavy look.

The exterior blends transparent vision glass with the more opaque + textural spandrel variety.

Photo via Skyglass

There’s a new tower making waves in South Lake Union. The Skyglass Apartments high-rise brings a striking addition to the Seattle skyline with an undulating exterior that looks like you can rappel down it on a boogie board.

Construction at the 31-story development at 757 Thomas St. off Dexter Avenue is currently wrapping up with plans to open the building to residents on Feb. 15.

We strapped on a hardhat to get an early look — here’s what to expect.

A view from a studio inside the Skyglass Apartments showing downtown Seattle

Apartments at Skyglass feature floor-to-ceiling windows.

Photo via SEAtoday staff

Why the funky design?

Architecture firm Hewitt was inspired to create a design that would mesh well with nearby Elliott Bay and the surrounding environment. The idea was for the building to look as if it were in motion when the sun and clouds pass across the reflective glass.

The angular, zig-zaggy exterior also creates a variety of apartment layouts, so no more than three units are the same. Residents will get much different views depending on what floor they live on.

A rendering of a rooftop terrace at Skyglass apartments in Seattle, WA with a pool and lounge chairs overlooking the Space Needle

The rooftop terrace will have a spa and pool.

Rendering via Skyglass

All the luxe perks

Thanks to Skyglass’s location just outside the downtown Seattle core, the vistas that look north offer unobstructed sight lines. Several apartments directly face the Space Needle, which kinda makes it feel like it’s right in your living room. On another side, you get sweeping city views.

Among the towering amenities are an outdoor spa + pool on the roof, a garden terrace with fire pits + barbecue stations, a yoga studio, fitness center, and small dog park (yeah, even the pups get to live it up here).

There’s also a co-working space on the ground floor with a colorful mural salvaged from the old Eberharter Commercial building that stood in the location.

Apartment prices at Skyglass range from ~$2,300 for studios up to ~$6,000+ for three-bedroom apartments. They’re still being leased and you can book a tour to get a gander.

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