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Old Posted Aug 28, 2022, 2:21 AM
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ANCHORAGE | 601 West 5th Ave (Key Bank Plaza Redevelopment) | 10 FLOORS

Perkins&Will redesigns earthquake-damaged Alaska office to evoke glacier

Architecture firm Perkins&Will plans to revive a vacant 1970s office building in Alaska by stripping it back and re-cladding it with an angular, glazed facade that mimics a glacier.
In 2018 a 7.1-magnitude earthquake structural damage that rendered the building unsafe.

The main part of the renovation will involve the stripping back of Key Bank Plaza's existing precast-concrete cladding and replacing it with 40,000 square feet (3,700 square metres) of sleek, angled curtain walls.

To view construction progress: https://www.neeserinc.com/601-west-5th-avenue/ , https://app.oxblue.com/open/neeser/601w5thave

A modernization of, and addition to, the existing Key Bank Plaza Building located at the corner of F Street and 5th Avenue in downtown Anchorage. The project includes the demolition of the north stair and replacement with a new stair and service elevator. New service connections for water, sewer, power and sewer will be added to the building. The existing south, east, and portions of the north facade will be removed to allow for the addition of approximately 40,000 SF of floor area. A new SSG curtain wall will both enclose this new floor area and the area where the existing facade was removed. The existing plaza will be demolished and excavated down one level to add floor area to the Lower Level. The new elevated plaza will include new hardscape, furnishings and lighting.
By a different company, there's another tower proposal and redevelopment of a block (This is not part of the original redevelopment, this is just here for contect):

Bronson hails overhaul of 4th Avenue block in massive redevelopment proposal

The lone holdout on the block is a corner building currently operated by a gift shop, which will not be part of the new structures.
“The project will be a boost to our economy,” Bronson said. “Our downtown should be bustling with life.”

Peach Holdings has said it anticipates spending $200 million on the Fourth Avenue project. That would constitute the largest private investment in downtown Anchorage since the oil boom in the 1980s spurred major construction, according to Bronson.
“We have owned properties in Anchorage since 1986 and believe in our economy and community,” Peach Holdings said in a prepared statement. “We want to restore downtown as a true financial, cultural, and social hub that attracts both locals and foreign visitors. It is time to bring business back to downtown.”

This will see a historical theatre from the 1900s (1947) demoed, as well as multiple other buildings. This development is not to be confused to be part of the development above,
they're by two different companies that just decided to include the other project in the render.

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Old Posted Aug 28, 2022, 2:37 AM
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Cool project.
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Old Posted Sep 15, 2022, 1:23 AM
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Nice looking projects. It'd be a shame to lose the 4th Avenue Theatre, though it looks like they're planning on saving the facade.
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