May 2020 Edition – The Ellington
Featured Building: Ellington
Unique environmental water sculpture and beautiful lush greeneries in the courtyards are the distinguishing characteristics of The Ellington Condominium in Belltown, Seattle. Prominently standing on the corner of First Avenue & Broad Street, and First Avenue & Clay Street, the 12-story condominium is comprised of two towers connected by an attractive glass breezeway. Not surprisingly, the Ellington draws many curious pedestrians to stop in their track and take notice of the smart and functional waterwork designed by a renowned Seattle environmental artist, Buster Simpson. Unlike anything you may have seen, the huge Water Glass sculpture is more than purely aethetics as it also recycles rainwater runoff to plantings in the courtyard via “flowing urban path”. Such innovative work of art and contemporary character of the building give the Ellington a personality of its own. The Ellington is located on the corner of First Avenue & Broad Street, and First Avenue & and Clay Street (2801 1st Avenue), just minutes away from the Olympic Sculpture Park, the Seattle Waterfront, Seattle Center, and Pike Place Market. Situated on the northern section of Belltown, you’re never too far from what’s happening around downtown. First Avenue is best known for many of the finest restaurants, cafés, boutiques, and entertainment venues around downtown. Best of all, access to the Seattle Waterfront couldn’t be easier from the Ellington.