Project Confirmation Number: 4893G
Entry Category Commercial:
Commercial: Office Buildings, Warehouses, Hospitals, Big-Box Store, and Strip Malls
101 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, UT USA 84111
Brief description of the project:
Located conveniently in downtown Salt Lake City with an entrance that is oriented towards the intersection. The building, designed to service Class A office tenants, consists of a quartzitic sandstone, granite and glass exterior with steel frame and concrete construction. This property includes a nice plaza area on the corner of the 100 South and 200 East intersections with trees and other landscaping.
Size of Building:
144,000 Square Feet
Amount of Masonry Used (include all types and number of units):
Mountain Valley Stone(honed face):
18x30x3" =5500 square feet
18x13-30x3"= 5500 square feet
23x56x4" Base= 1000 square feet
4 1/4"x124-200"x3" Sills =1000 lineal feet
20x13-48x3" - 500 square feet Giallo Ventiano Granite
Project completion date: August 2014
Explain the project and its unique use of masonry materials and techniques:
Exhibiting some things old and some things new, 101 Tower in downtown Salt Lake City is a marriage of traditional and modern looks and development technologies.
According to the Architect, the building was four years in the making, from feasibility studies and reviewing site options, to design development, construction and its recent completion.
The new $34 million project, aiming for LEED Silver certification, is situated on a prime piece of real estate – holding down the corners of 100 South (with the actual address being 101) and 200 East. As such, 101 Tower helps tie the block to the City Center project to the west, as well as to 102 Tower (the old Questar building across thestreet), which was also purchased by Boyer in 2013 and renovated.
With its location in mind, the Class-A office building was designed to take advantage of the surrounding 360-degree panoramic vistas of the Salt Lake Valley. “The building owner wanted to maximize the views, so there is a lot of glass on the building,” said the Architect. “They did not want, however, a glass box. Parts of the design are very traditional in scale, proportion and use of stone, and other parts are almost totally glass.”
The two lower levels of the building feature a colonnade of large blocks of honed Mountain Valley quartzitic sandstone, supplied by Delta Stone Products, which offer really beautiful coloration. That coloration is complemented by polished Giallo Venetiano granite panels on the upper levels.
The selection of high-quality materials was extremely important to the building owners. “It was the focus of some of our earliest discussions,” the Architect said, “and the building is designed to showcase those materials.”
The quartzitic sandstone and deep recessed windows on the first two levels augment the building’s classical look and feel. The curtain wall and one of the building’s most distinctive features – a clear glass pyramid, which is lit up at night – give it a sleek, modern look.
The corner entrance feature culminates in a stunning, clear glass pyramid that glows at night,” Clear glass was used to expose the structure inside and create interesting light patterns for nighttime illumination.
BABCOCK DESIGN GROUP
ALLEN'S MASONRY COMPANY
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Todd Hicken, Impact Photography
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