News and Announcements

Renovation Update January 9, 2018

As you have likely noticed, we are nearing completion on the construction of a tunnel system in the Two Union Square main lobby that will allow renovation work to proceed while still allowing Tenants and their visitors access to the tower.

Our main goal is to provide clear, accessible routes for you and your office visitors to the tower during this phase of construction.  The following routes are available:

  1. Via the escalators from the Lower Lobby Level (Starbucks/Walla Walla Farms level)
  2. Via the southwest entrance (above the grand staircase leading out onto the third floor plaza in the Courtyard near the former shoe shine shop)
  3. Via Elevator 30 (Accessible from Levels 1, 2 and 7th Avenue)
  4. Via the East Entrance (by the Convention Center/Freeway Park)
  5. Via the East Parking Garage Elevators (northeast corner of main lobby)
  6. Via the Entrance adjacent to the East Parking Garage Elevators (northeast corner on the Convention Center/Freeway Park Level)

Please note that the Grand Staircase will remain closed during this portion of the project.  Additionally, the courtyard passageway outside, immediately north of the security desk is closed for construction staging.

The tunnel system will remain in place until this summer.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but look forward to revealing our new and improved Two Union Square main lobby.  We will keep you updated as construction progresses.

If you have any questions, please contact Tenant Services at 206.623.4567 or unionsquareservice@waholdings.com.

 

2018 Building Holidays

One and Two Union Square will be closed in 2018 on holidays generally observed in Washington State.  The holidays are:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

When the buildings are closed, access to the buildings and elevators are available to our tenants with the use of your after-hours access card.  Heating and air conditioning are not operated unless prior arrangements are made thru Tenant Services (unionsquareservice@waholdings.com or 206.623.4567). Tenant Services will be closed on all observed holidays.

For emergency assistance, Security can be reached 24/7, at 206.613.5333.

Thank You from Bloodworks Northwest!

Hello, One and Two Union Square Donors & Supporters!

Thanks for joining us on yesterday to donate and a special thanks to our internal supporters who promote the drives. Your support in our lifesaving pursuits is greatly appreciated. This is one of our very regular drives and your contribution means a great deal to all the patients you help support.

Blood Drive Results:

  • Total Registered Donors: 33 – We made our registration goal!  Thank you!
  • Units of Blood Collected: 28 units, not everyone can donate each time, we must give credit to those that tried!
  • Apheresis registered and collected: 1 – Thank you!  Plasma can help support trauma patients and burn victims and is needed every day!

Lives Saved: Since each donation can save up to three lives, your donations will help save the lives of up to 84  patients in our community. We had 2 first time donors.  We hope you will become career donors with Bloodworks Northwest!

We had 17 donors that have given over 8 pints of blood in their lifetime.  One  donor became a 1 gallon donor! One a 4 gallon donor, one at 7 gallon donor, one an 8 gallon donor and one a 10 gallon donor!  This is evidence that One and Two Union Square donors are committed to saving lives! Thank you for your tremendous support!

Just think. . . your donation could go to a heart transplant patient!  Or possibly patients receiving cancer treatment.

When you donate or help coordinate and promote a blood drive, you are saving lives!

Just another example of what YOU make possible.  Thank you!

For those who were able to donate whole blood, you’ll be eligible again 56 days from your donation, ­­­­­­­ February 28th.  You can make an appointment for the next blood drive, March 2nd, by clicking on this link: https://schedule.psbc.org/DonorPortal/GroupLanding.aspx?s=0528

Thank you for helping patients in need!

 

Thank You!

To all of our Tenants who recently participated in our supplies drive at the December 13th Holiday Reception: THANK YOU!

We were able to collect over 20 boxes of:

-Socks and gloves (Mary’s Place)
-School supplies, toothbrushes, and toothpaste (King County Coalition on Homelessness)

We are proud to help support these causes and we appreciate your generosity!

For those still interested in donating, feel free to drop off items at Tenant Services on the 28th floor of One Union Square.  Call or email 206.623.4567 or unionsquareservice@waholdings.com with any questions!

Happy Holidays!

Don’t Miss Twinkle Twinkle This Friday, Dec. 1st

Come help us celebrate Freeway Park Illuminations with: Free hot chocolate, make your own s’mores at the bonfire and the Dickens Carolers! At 6pm, join the parade to the Figgy Pudding Event at Westlake Park.

Renovation Update November 8, 2017

Good news!  We have reopened part of the corner entry at  6th Avenue and Union Street.  Pedestrian traffic may now use the ramp from 6th and Union for access to the ground level courtyard and the Two Union Square entry door at the base of the waterfall.

The next phase of construction will close the 6th Avenue sidewalk in front of the retail shop, Butch Blum.  The sidewalk will remain closed for a couple of weeks.

We understand the inconvenience this closure may cause for many of our tenants and their guests and would like to provide alternative routes during the 6th Avenue sidewalk closure. Building entrances to note are:

  • From 6th Avenue, enter mid-block next to HomeStreet Bank. Proceed through to the second level of the courtyard to the doorways on the right for One Union.  Proceed straight for the entrance at the Two Union Starbucks on the right or continue straight for the entrance to the  Two Union Grand Staircase.  Access to elevator to reach the Two Union main lobby is available next to the Grand Staircase.
  • 6th Avenue, enter near MOD pizza.  Proceed straight to the escalator for One Union or turn left and follow the retail concourse to the Grand Staircase for Two Union.
  • 7th Avenue and Union, external stairs between Two Union and the Convention Center. At the top of the staircase, turn right, then use the entrance near Tully’s.  Alternatively from 7th Avenue and Union, Two Union is accessible at the 7th Avenue street level south bound through the revolving doors or by elevator on the right.
  • Parking garage entrances are also available.

For access to Butch Blum, please use the interior courtyard entry door.  Additionally, there will be periodic access available via the front doors on 6th Avenue, as construction allows.

Thank you for your patience while we undergo renovations.  Please contact the building management team with questions or concerns at: unionsquareservice@waholdings.com.

First Aid and CPR Classes for Tenants

In an effort to encourage and support the continuous education of our Tenants and their Floor Wardens on emergency training, Washington Holdings is pleased to offer first aid and CPR training certification classes presented by Jeff Vollandt at AidFirst.   The cost of the class is $65 per person. We will invoice your employer directly after the training. To register, email Mick Newell, Property Manager, at mnewell@waholdings.com. There is limited space available so sign up now. (The class is limited to 40 attendees per class)

The classes will be held in the One Union Square Boardroom on Fridays, November 3rd, November 10th, and November 17th beginning at 9:00 AM and will take approximately 5 hours.  All attendees will receive a certificate of completion recognized by Labor and Industries, which is valid for two years.  All training materials are provided.

AidFirst brings a mobile classroom to educate your team members for that unplanned emergency. With professional, experienced care providers they create an environment that is fun, safe and that meets Washington State Health and Safety Standards.

Renovation update September 12, 2017

The next phase of work on our exciting renovation is set to expand on the work currently happening on the street level at the corner of 6th Avenue and Union Street .  This next phase will require the closing of the 6th Avenue and Union Street entry to the street level courtyard of Union Square.

This phase of the renovation will take approximately 10 to 12 weeks.

We understand the inconvenience this closure may cause for many of our tenants and guests and would like to provide alternative routes during this closure. Building entrances to note are:

  • From 6th Avenue, enter mid-block next to HomeStreet Bank. Proceed through to the second level of the courtyard to the doorways on the right for One Union.  Proceed straight for the entrance at the Two Union Starbucks on the right or continue strait for the entrance to the  Two Union Grand Staircase.  Access to elevator to reach the Two Union main lobby is available next to the Grand Staircase.
  • 6th Avenue, enter near MOD pizza.  Proceed strait to the escalator for One Union or turn left and follow the retail concourse to the Grand Staircase for Two Union.
  • 7th Avenue and Union, external stairs between Two Union and the Convention Center. At the top of the staircase, turn right, then use the entrance near Tully’s.  Alternatively from 7th Avenue and Union, Two Union is accessible at the 7th Avenue street level south bound through the revolving doors or by elevator on the right.
  • Parking garage entrances are also available.

Thank you for your patience while we undergo renovations.  Please contact the building management team with questions or assistance at: unionsquareservice@waholdings.com.

 

Renovation Update as of August 30

Yesterday, we completed the work above the escalators that lead to the pedestrian concourse between Union Square and the Rainier Tower. You may once again access the concourse to reach the Hilton garage elevators and the eateries in the concourse. However, please note that due to ongoing construction at the Rainier Tower, the entire concourse is not accessible. To exit outside, stairs leading to 5th Avenue can be found between Market Fresh and Umma’s Lunchbox, or you may return to the Union Square escalators to exit to 6th Avenue from our buildings.

Two Union Renovation updates for Monday, August 21

This next phase of the renovation project takes us to the entrance at 6th and Union and work will commence this Monday, August 21st. This part of the project involves upgrades to both the interior lobby as well as the exterior plaza area leading to the revolving doors.

Today, August 17, the seating in the level 1 lobby will be removed and construction barriers will be installed in the lobby on Monday. The revolving doors at 6th and Union will be inaccessible while this work is underway. However, you may still access the level 1 lobby and the escalators by using the courtyard door (ADA accessible) which is to the right of the revolving doors just inside the courtyard.

Upcoming closure schedule affecting 6th Avenue / Union Street Entrance:

  • Monday, August 21, construction barricades will block revolving doors – use doorway inside courtyard to access lobby.
  • Monday, August 28, construction barriers will be extended further into the plaza area outside of the revolving doors. You may access the courtyard via the accessible ramp, then proceed to the lobby via the courtyard door.

Further updates on additional exterior upgrades will be posted as we get closer to the work commencing.

Any questions? Please contact Building Management at unionsquareservice@waholdings.com. Thank you for your continued patience.