2nd & Pike, also known as the West Edge Tower, is a 440ft residential skyscraper currently under construction in Seattle, Washington. The 39-story tower, developed by Urban Visions and designed by Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects, will house 339 luxury apartments and several ground-level retail spaces; the 8th floor will include a bar overlooking the historic Pike Place Market, located a block west.The project was also known as the Candela Hotel & Residences from 2007 to 2009 and was planned to include a hotel in addition to luxury condominiums. After Candela was removed from the project, the revised skyscraper proposal was approved in 2011 but would later undergo further changes in 2013. Construction did not begin until July 2015 due to financing issues that were later resolved. The building topped out in August 2017 and is scheduled to open in 2018.HistoryThe site, located at the southeast corner of 2nd Avenue and Pike Street in downtown Seattle, was home to the MacDougall & Southwick department store until the store closed in 1966. The five-story building was later demolished in 1971 and replaced with a surface parking lot.Planning for a skyscraper at the site began in 2004, with developer Greg Smith of Urban Visions proposing a 27-story residential tower on the parking lot, which was zoned for a 11-story height limit. In 2006, the design was revised in response to major revisions to the downtown zoning code by the Seattle City Council.