A year ago, construction of The Mark started where the former Fifth and Columbia Tower used to stand. Designed by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca, this 200 meter-tall skyscraper will consist of 44 floors and is set to be completed in April 2017. Part office, part hotel, it will be the tallest building completed in Seattle since 1990 (fifth tallest overall). In order for them to achieve LEED Gold standards, they will have to add a rainwater capture system for reuse, an 11-meter-tall “living wall” for plants, and rooftop solar energy equipment. From what we can tell so far, we think The Mark, and its unique geometric façade, are going to be a nice addition to the Seattle city skyline.