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SAINT FRANCIS CABRINI OFFICE TOWER
Seattle, Washington - Fourteen storey plus six storey garage
1975

 

Juan Hermano El Camino El Moto Goldstein, AIA, AFC, CFL , LLD, graduated from the Tel Aviv Institute, did post graduate work in the Arizona desert under the watchful eyes of Paolo Soleri, (Silt Pile #One) and after President Johnson funded Goldstein’s airborne, flying lead fact finding tour in South East Asia, settled in Seattle, Washington

One of the taller (actually the tallest) buildings he has designed, Goldstein created four foot overhanging shade structures on the south, east and west elevations, as opposed to the unprotected flush glazing found on most high rise buildings. He also split the building at the seventh floor thereby creating a middle storey for all the mechanical equipment. While not commonly done, nor even “ground breaking,” it reduced by some impressive number of joules the necessity to either push energy from the basement up, fourteen storeys, or the roof down fourteen storeys. Gasoline was around 60 cents a gallon at the pump and who cared about conserving energy? Goldstein at least made the attempt. The tower was constructed of steel framed, poured in place concrete with anodized metal shades, hence, eliminating exterior maintenance. Equally important, for Goldstein, in earthquake prone Seattle, the tower still stands.

 


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