Troy Block

Industrial history, dramatic views, and an ever-changing cityscape are all at play at the Troy Block, in Seattle's South Lake Union.

Blashfield Studio | Jim Blashfield. Mechanism, 2017. Machined and welded aluminum, electronics, high-definition video, audio. Photo by @wiseknave.

Located on a slope of Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, this full-block development integrates two historic structures, the Boren Investment Building and the Troy Laundry Building, with 12-story towers. The site features a generous system of open space, blending the public and private realms with seating, lighting, landscaping and artwork. Jim Blashfield and Lead Pencil Studio have created artworks that draw on the site's history for inspiration and speak to its ongoing transformation.