The Madison Financial Center, now known as the IDX Tower, is a top destination in Seattle’s financial district. This 40-story, 850,000-square-foot office tower marked the return to class A+ high-rise office construction in the Seattle core. IDX was the first building of its type in 10 years.
The design team realized a brilliant blend of aesthetics and functionality. The tower sits atop a five-story atrium, supported by a foundation slab that required the largest concrete pour in Seattle history. Amenities include a roof garden, and rich finishes were featured throughout the construction.
Architectural interest is provided by the sweeping 12th floor overhang that soars above the surrounding neighborhood. A seven-story cable-stayed glass lobby wall provides a beautiful backdrop to the five-story atrium lobby. In every aspect of construction, meticulous attention to detail has created drama and beauty.
Special attention was paid to efficiency on a number of levels.The building is sited between two major underground transportation centers: the Metro Bus Tunnel and the UPRR rail center. Interstate 5 is three blocks away.
The building features 23 high-speed elevators, four levels of below-ground parking, and a full-service daycare center. All features are designed to get executives to their tasks with minimal inconvenience.
Add sweeping views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, and this project becomes a benchmark for all office towers in Seattle’s future.