ALBUQUERQUE–The proposed newest addition to Albuquerque’s skyline is causing a lot of buzz in the Duke City. City officials and others connected to the Skyline Competition, including mayor Richard J. Berry, took the secrecy surrounding the project during the early planning stages extremely seriously, but now the word is out and it looks like Symphony Tower is poised to become a reality for the City of Albuquerque.
Symphony Tower, will be the tallest building in Albuquerque and the entire state of New Mexico. The project was born out of an initiative by Mayor Richard J. Berry and the City of Albuquerque Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency called the Skyline Competition. It will be 34 stories high and will house a variety of condominiums, a high end hotel, atrium, open space and retail shops. The 330,000-square-foot skyscraper will be located at 3rd and Marquette in the heart of downtown. The structure will cost roughly $116,000,000 to build. The building was designed by Maryland-based CallisonRTKL and Albuquerque-based Dekker/Perich/Sabatini.
City officials are hopeful that the newest building will continue to drive the city’s momentum and push Albuquerque into the future with more high end architecture, hosting luxury living spaces and accommodations to promote tourism and strengthen the city’s economy. Albuquerque’s downtown has seen a lot of growth in the last few years and with the completion of the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project, anticipated for the end of this year, it is hoped that Albuquerque’s downtown neighborhood will continue to grow as a hub for new business and conveniently located, luxury living options for professionals living in the area.
According to an official press release, designers chose Symphony Tower as the skyscrapers name because symphony means “a delightful composition of different elements.” Another meeting regarding the future of the project will be held in November.Like this story? Sign up for our daily newsletter to get more of our best original news.