Construction of the estimated $21-million project began inJanuary 2001. Completion is scheduled for March 2002. Greg Krape,MulvannyG2's lead designer on the project, says the challenge wasin fitting such a large building and more than 800 parking stallson a tight, irregularly shaped site.

"We shaped (the building) in a slight angle and placed it abovea three-level underground parking garage," said Krape. "The designmaximized the amount of leasable and usable space, while blendingthe building in with the surrounding environment."

A large atrium style lobby and three main stairways are featuredelements of the building's design. "Unlike most office buildings,the stairways stand out from the main building like a tower," saysKrape. "We used lots of glass for the staircase towers and asignificant portion of the building to provide an abundance ofnatural light. This glass is also designed to give the building aprominent, classic look."

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