A development company hopes to bring an updated version of Seattle's Space Needle to downtown Phoenix.
A development company hopes to bring an updated version of Seattle’s Space Needle to downtown Phoenix.
Novawest LLC wants to break ground downtown on a 420-foot-tall observation tower this summer.
The proposed $60 million project would be built in the interior courtyard of the Arizona Science Center.
However, the boutique real-estate developer hasn’t secured financing and hasn’t submitted plans to the city and the Arizona Science Center location isn’t secured yet.
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But Novawest leaders are optimistic, saying Phoenix’s management team has been encouraging and supportive.
The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/12uwzqY) says Novawest has worked on several projects in Washington and built a relationship with the general manager of the Space Needle, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year.
The 70,000-square-foot mixed-use tower would include a restaurant, bar, lounge and event space.
Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com