In a promotional video for this condo tower, Thomas
Hacker said, "The goal was to make a building that was utterly transparent." While this seems a little ambitious, Atwater Place does have a surprisingly dynamic look for such a big building, born of its patterns of multi-planar terraces and vertical insets. And like the Meriwether towers, its street-level townhouse units do make this potentially imposing twenty-four-story structure more approachable.
If you're wondering what famous explorer was named "Atwater," you can stop. The idea is that the condo tower is at water's edge. Feel free to sniff skeptically and then take in the newer developments south of Pennoyer, including the Ardea (2009, 3720 SW Bond Ave.).