News and Announcements

July Renovation Update

Renovation work is continuing forward and the focus is now on the fireplace lobby between One and Two Union Square. For the next 4 weeks or so, the retail concourse between the two buildings will be closed while work in that area is in progress. There are several signs throughout the area denoting the detour route between the buildings, with additional signage coming soon.

Please note that all businesses are open during construction, but it may likely take a few more steps outside of your normal routine or route.

We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding while we’re renovating.  If you have any questions, please contact Building Management at unionsquareservice@waholdings.com.  Thank you!

Tips and Tricks: Accessing One or Two Union – After Normal Business Hours

Access cards may be used to gain entrance to both One and Two Union Square after-hours; however, the cardholder must also possess an office key to gain entrance to his/her own tenant space. (For your protection, Security is not authorized to provide access to tenant spaces without prior authorization.) Please be mindful that due to the current renovation project where work mostly occurs nights and weekends, access may be restricted at building entrances and through common areas which may alter your normal route.

Card reader locations are as follows:

One Union:

  • Main courtyard at 6th and University
  • G level entrance near MOD Pizza
  • PK level of the parking garage

Two Union:

  • 7th Ave by revolving doors
  • 6th Ave courtyard entrance at level 1
  • Level 2 by Fireplace Lobby (note that from 7/24 to the end of August, this after-hours entrance is restricted)
  • Main Lobby level by garage elevators.

Important to note: Although card readers are found in all of the locations listed above, your card will work only in the building in which you are a tenant. As an example, a One Union tenant’s card will not work at the fireplace lobby entrance, but it will work at the 6th Avenue entrances.

Your card will only allow you elevator access to the floor on which you are a tenant.

For questions, please contact Building Management at UnionSquareService@waholdings.com.

Renovation Project Update – Two Union Escalator Closure

As we wrap up work and prepare to reopen the entrances at 7th Avenue and the stairs leading to levels 1 and 2 near the retail concourse, the next phase of work is set to begin.  This next phase involves some structural work which will require the closing of the Two Union escalators at the 6th and Union entrance on level 1 up to and including the escalators to the main lobby level.

The first closure is a one week period from May 15 to 19. The escalators will reopen but later close again for approximately two months.  Another announcement will be provided for this closure.

We understand the inconvenience this closure is going to be for many of our tenants and guests and would like to provide alternatives during this closure. Several building entrances to note are:

  • From 6th Avenue, enter mid-block between HomeStreet Bank and Marcos. Proceed through the second level of the courtyard to the doorways and use either the Grand Staircase, or elevator 30 to reach the Two Union main lobby.
  • 6th and Union – enter the courtyard and use courtyard stairs to level 2 and enter the building or continue up to level 3 via the courtyard stairs.
  • 6th Avenue, enter near MOD pizza and follow the retail concourse to the Grand Staircase.
  • 7th Avenue, this entrance will be reopened on May 15. The elevator at this entrance is also an accessible elevator and can take you from 7th Avenue up to the Two Union main lobby level.
  • 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.
  • 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_weekend of April 14

Renovations for the next several weekends in the level 2 retail concourse, outside of Starbucks and Walla Walla Farms, will continue as preparations are underway for the new Terrazzo flooring.  While this work is in progress the retail concourse will be closed (weekends only from Friday at 6PM to Monday at 5AM). Navigating between One and Two Union Square is limited to outside entrances/exits. Parking garage elevators are not affected.

Continue to check this page for updates; we’ll update the information as often as possible.  Thank you for your continued patience and support during  renovations.  For any questions, please call building management at (206) 623-4567.

Renovation Project – Seating in retail corridor

Demo of the carpet and ceilings has begun in the retail corridor in the area near Starbucks and Walla Walla Farms.  The seating from this area has been relocated to the One Union side –  just past the fireplace lobby. Please visit the area around the corner to find seating for your lunch, coffee or break from the office.  We expect that the renovation project in this retail corridor will be complete by mid-June.  We are excited for everyone to see the improvements on level 2 in just a few short months!

Thanks for your patience during renovations.  Come back to this site often for more updates!

Two Union Renovation Project

The renovation project certainly feels more “real” now that the work is not hidden behind construction barriers.  As the construction moves to various sections of levels 1 and 2 of the Two Union lobbies, please be mindful of the barriers, areas or doorways that may be closed, and watch for way-finding signage.  We will ensure signs are posted to keep you informed of best routes when certain areas require closing.

If any questions arise regarding the project, please email UnionSquareService@waholdings.com for information.  As always, we appreciate everyone’s patience while we’re renovating.

 

Two Union Square Renovation Project – Retail update

Floral Masters has temporarily relocated. While renovating the location, Floral Masters has moved operations to their Belltown store. Place orders by calling, emailing or visiting their website. Deliveries for Union Square tenants to the buildings during renovation work is at reduced delivery rates. Give them a call for any upcoming floral needs and look for a new location to open in early summer! Contact information is: Phone 206.441.1122; Email order@floralmasters.net; or via their Website @ www.floralmasters.net.

World Fresh Asian Eatery is easier than ever to visit!  Access is easy; you can stay indoors or brave the rain – simply use the Level 1 courtyard entrance by the fitness center or turn towards the south on Level 1 near the escalator.  Stop by, enjoy a great lunch and see some of the building’s work in progress. Look for a much improved and inviting space in the area surrounding World Fresh in April.

Two Union Square Renovation Project is now underway

As promised in our Union Square newsletter and other communications, the Two Union Square lobby renovation project has begun.

By now, you have all certainly noticed the construction barrier on level 2 which has blocked access to the stairs leading to 7th Avenue.  And likely a lot of our tenants and guests have noticed the entry from 7th Avenue drop off area is limited to the elevator or the retail dock door (this door brings you in to the building near Starbucks).

To access to the Fitness Center while this phase of work is occurring, please use the level 1 courtyard entrance.  For World Fresh Asian Eatery, you can also use their courtyard entrance or the hallway on level 1 at the bottom of the escalators.

This beginning phase of renovations is expected to last until early May and then you will see other selected closures in the lobby areas as we continue to improve your building. Please keep an eye on this website and we’ll post updates often.

We appreciate everyone’s patience while renovations are underway.

Upcoming Events

Sustainability

On April 19th, join us in the conference center on the 51st floor for a lunch and learn! The topic will cover sustainability and the processes in place at Union Square.  Learn more about composting, recycling and the efforts we all need to make to reduce the amount of trash that goes to landfills.

Transportation Fair

On May 3, in partnership with Commute Seattle, join us on Level 1 of the courtyard (weather permitting – otherwise in the One Union Boardroom) to learn about alternative transportation options in Seattle.  Representatives from Sound Transit, Feet First, Reach Now and others will be here to answer any questions you may have.  We will also offer free bike tune-ups again this year.

Emergency Procedures Training

On May 11 (9AM to noon) and on May 18 (noon to 3PM), join us in the One Union Boardroom for annual training on our emergency procedures.  This very informative training provides tenants information on emergency procedures at Union Square and what you need to do in the event of an emergency.  All tenants are welcome and floor wardens are strongly encouraged to attend.

Stay tuned for upcoming summer events including Out to Lunch concerts and the Bite of Union Square!

 

Building Holidays

One and Two Union Square will be closed on holidays generally observed in Washington.  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. Tenant Services will be closed on all observed holidays.  For emergency assistance, Security can be reached 24/7, at (206) 613-5333.