The Newmark might not be the most eye catching building but it's one of the few condos that has the best* locations in downtown and close to Pike Place Market. (*Note: for those of you who are not comfortable with the gritty side of living downtown, you may want to check out the north end of Belltown for a more sedated feel).
You'll find 192 homes in this 25 story condo which has limited floor plans comprised of only one bedroom's and two bedroom's.
1 Bedroom 506-713 sq.ft.
2 Bedroom 954-1078 sq.ft.
Homes in this building have pretty much cookie cutter layouts but the building does have alot of amenities including 24 hour concierge service, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness center, business center, and outdoor terrace.
Half block north of Newmark is the recently completed new construction, Fifteen Twenty-One. Compared to this new building, Newmark does not have as much in the way of floor-to-ceiling windows or striking architecture. However, if you can get into one of the west facing homes in Newmark, you probably won't be disappointed with the water view. The price per square feet for Newmark is also significantly lower than Fifteen Twenty-One and since it's been around for a while, you won't have to deal with the typical lawsuits and special assessments that seem common with new construction.
If 1521's prices are out of your reach but you still want something with a good location and view, Newmark might be a good alternative. Be prepared that some homes in this building might need a little bit of work if it hasn't been updated from the original finishes. More pictures.