Florida’s Tallest Structure Proposed For Downtown Jacksonville
Current Proposal for Downtown Jacksonville
Developer: Killashee Investments, LLC – Mark T. Farrell
Design Narrative – Chris Kaye, AIA – KBJ Architects
Rising over 1000 ft above the City of Jacksonville along the banks of the St. Johns River SEAGLASS tower will represent the city’s arrival on the international stage. Through the often subtle manipulation of space; light, shadow, and transparency collaborate through multiple flows of movement to create a sculpted solution embracing Jacksonville’s maritime significance with dynamic nautical geometries. Aluminum, stainless steel and glass interact with the eye to convey a sense of lightness while the horizontal battens illuminate in the night, shifting colors in celebration of seasonal and festive events. At the top of the tower visitors can enjoy a meal at one of two dining establishments or take in the views from the 7000 s.f. skydeck.
Capitalizing on the St. Johns River’s importance, strong view corridors are created throughout the site providing pedestrian level permeability to the expanse of lush gardens, fountains and sculptures that weave the environment together in the context of architectural articulation expressing the maritime narrative. This newly created tower district will reflect the growing trend of walk-able “town center” environments. Encouraging round-the-clock activity the tower district’s mixed-use elements include the tallest structure in the state of Florida, integrated retail, two hotels, the Jacksonville aquarium and will become home for Jacksonville’s new convention center.
“Everybody wants to be proud of this city,” said Mark Farrell, owner and founder of Killashee Investments. “The best way to change perception is a visual,” he said. “Let’s get some international and national recognition and have a presence on the world stage.”
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