Daily Archives: August 5, 2008

Concrete poured for first CityScape office tower in downtown Phoenix

[Source: Jahna Berry, Arizona Republic] — Crews began pouring concrete on Monday for the first office tower in a $900 million downtown Phoenix project.  The nearly 2,000 cubic yards of concrete will become the foundation for One East Washington, one of several buildings planned for the sprawling CityScape complex

CityScape is a three-block cluster of shops, offices, condos, and apartments that will be built in phases over several years, according to developer RED Development.  The site is bound by First Avenue, Second Street, Washington Street, and Jefferson Street.  Wachovia Corp. plans to be the anchor tenant in One East Washington.  The 27-story high-rise will be complete in December 2009, said Jenny Burbach, a spokeswoman for RED.  [Note: To read the full article, click here.]

Who says Phoenix isn’t at the center of things?

Thanks to Wide World of Maps of Phoenix, you now have a “birds-eye” view of metro Phoenix with “as the crow flies” distances from the downtown intersection of Central Ave. and Van Buren St.  Click on the graphic for a larger view.