Project Brief: Metropole Building in Seattle

The historic Metropole building in downtown Seattle, Wash., had languished for more than a decade by the year 2019, when the Satterberg Foundation purchased it with the goal of revitalizing it in an impressive adaptive reuse, mixed-use project to offer affordable community spaces while also meeting a litany of sustainability credentials (including LEED Platinum, aspects of the Living Building Challenges and The Seattle 2030 District).

As it nears its expected completion date of January 2024, we took a closer look at the myriad restoration applications and materials that made up this historical structure and its rehabilitation. On 35,000 square feet of its historic brick and sandstone, PROSOCO's Heavy Duty Sock Anchors were used to strengthen and repair the stonework. Paint was removed with Enviro Klean SafStrip 8, and masonry surfaces were cleaned with Sure Klean Vana Trol and Light Duty Restoration Cleaner. Finally, the exterior facade was protected with Sure Klean Weather Seal H40.

The project team includes:

  • Satterberg Foundation (owner)
  • Building Work (architect)
  • WG Clark (general contractor)
  • Finishing Touch Masonry (applicator)


Watch how the grout-injection sock anchoring system works


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