A new life for an old building: once condemned, the old MacKay building will again stand tall with a new name and makeover.

The McKinley Tower Apartments may not sound familiar to manylong-time Anchorage residents, but most of them would know it by sight.

Located downtown, at the intersection of Denali Street and East Fourth Avenue, that 14-story structure was once pink, and is better known as the MacKay Building, Anchorage's first high-rise building.

Although it has been used for a couple different purposes during its 53-year history, Marc Marlow, the current owner, is returning it to its original application as an apartment complex.


It was constructed in 1952 as a HUD 604 apartment building to relieve the housing shortage