Turns out the dichroic glass design for the proposed Tacoma Convention Center Hotel was too polarizing.
The city’s Landmarks and Preservation Commission approved a new design for the skyscraper last month, sans the decorative glass, which displays different colors depending on the lighting and the viewing angle.
“There was a lingering concern” from the commission that the glass was too much of an unknown, said project manager Jason Lamb with Ankrom Moisan Architects. “It may turn out great, or there’s a slight risk that it might be too flashy in this historic district.”
Three years ago, Yareton Investment and Management LLC won the city’s bid to build a hotel with at least 300 rooms next to the city-owned Greater Tacoma Convention Center at 1500 Commerce St.
The Marriott-branded hotel will include a parking garage, grand ballroom and other public spaces to complement the convention center.
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