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Phoenix May Okay Downtown Tower in October

Compiled by Eric Jay Toll for Arizona Builder’s Exchange

Observation Tower

Rendering Credit: Bjark Ingels Group

In a landscape of littered iconic Arizona projects—mostly dusty plans for lavish theme parks—the proposed 420-foot pinwheel tower in Downtown Phoenix is moving forward. Novawest LLC and its Danish architecture firm, Bjark Ingels Group, say that the 39-story tourist attraction could be looking at an October hearing by the city (AZBEX, June 7; March 12).

The tower, proposed for a city-owned site next to the Arizona Science Center, was submitted as part of a request for proposal by Phoenix for a downtown project to bolster the skyline and downtown tourism. The progress is covered in Phoenix Business Journal premium coverage by senior reporter Mike Sunnucks.

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