Seattle Skyscrapers

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Image Not Available Seattle Civic Square 520 ft. 40 2011

The Seattle Civic Square is a proposed 520ft (159m) tall skyscraper in Seattle, Washington. It will be completed in 2011 and have 40 floors. The top 17 floors will consist mainly of condominiums, with the lower 23 floors being used as office space. It has been designed to live up to LEED Platinum standards. If built, the tower will be part of the Seattle Civic Center which includes the Seattle Municipal Tower and several smaller buildings.

Seattle Municipal Tower photo Seattle Municipal Tower 722 ft. 62 1987

The Seattle Municipal Tower is a 62-story skyscraper located at 700 5th Avenue at the corner of 5th Avenue and Columbia Street in downtown Seattle. Rising to a height of 220 meters (722 feet), it is the fourth tallest high-rise building in Seattle. At its completion in 1990, the building was known as the AT&T Gateway Tower. On 17 May 2004, its name was officially changed from the Key Bank Tower to the current moniker.

Seattle Tower photo Seattle Tower 347 ft. 27 1929

The Seattle Tower is a 27-story skyscraper in downtown Seattle, Washington. The building is located on 1218 Third Avenue and is known as Seattle's first art-deco tower. Its distinctive, ziggurat exterior is clad in 33 shades of brick designed to effect a gradient which lightens from the bottom to the top of the building. This is said to have been inspired by local rock formations. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 and is also a designated city landmark.

Smith Tower photo Smith Tower 462 ft. 38 1931

The Smith Tower, located in Pioneer Square, is the oldest skyscraper in Seattle, Washington, USA. Completed in 1914, the tower is named after its builder, firearm and typewriter magnate Lyman Cornelius Smith. Containing 38 floors, it was the tallest office building west of the Mississippi River until the Kansas City Power & Light Building was built in 1931. It remained the tallest building on the West Coast until the Space Needle overtook it in 1962.

Space Needle photo Space Needle 605 ft. n/a 1961

The Space Needle is a tower in Seattle, Washington, and is a major landmark of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and a symbol of Seattle. Located at the Seattle Center, it was built for the 1962 World's Fair, during which time nearly 20,000 people a day used the elevators, with over 2.3 million visitors in all for the World Fair. The Space Needle is 605 feet (184 m) high at its highest point and 138 feet (42 m) wide at its widest point and weighs 9,550 tons.

Two Union Square photo Two Union Square 741 ft. 56 1989

Union Square is a complex of two skyscrapers located in downtown Seattle, Washington at Sixth Avenue between Union and University Streets. The complex is adjacent to Freeway Park. One Union Square is an aluminum clad 456 feet (139 m) tall skyscraper consisting of 36 floors. Construction of the building was completed in 1981. Construction on Two Union Square began in 1987 and was complete by 1989.

Image Not Available Union Bank of California Center 536 ft. 42 1973

901 Fifth Avenue (formally known as Union Bank of California Center) is a 536ft (163m) tall skyscraper in Seattle, Washington. It was completed in 1973 and has 42 floors. It is the 11th tallest building in Seattle, and was designed by John Graham and Associates. The building was opened as the Bank of California Building. Flood lights illuminate all sides of the tower at night. It was renovated in 2007 and achieved LEED Certified Silver status, which is rare for pre existing buildings.

US Bank Centre photo US Bank Centre 580 ft. 44 1987

US Bank Centre is a 580ft (177m) tall skyscraper in Seattle, Washington. It was constructed from 1987 to 1989 and has 44 floors. It is the 8th tallest building in Seattle and was designed by Callison Architecture. It opened as the Pacific First Centre and has 288,973 m² of office space.

UW Tower photo UW Tower 325 ft. 22 1975

University of Washington Plaza is a skyscraper completed in 1975 in the University District of Seattle, Washington. The 99 m (325 ft), 22 storey tower, designed by NBBJ, is the tallest building outside of Downtown Seattle area. The tower was originally constructed as Safeco Plaza to serve as Safeco Insurance's headquarters, and was generally known as the Safeco Building. Safeco sold the property to the University of Washington in 2006 and moved out in 2007.

WaMu center photo WaMu center 598 ft. 42 2006

WaMu Center is a skyscraper built in Seattle, Washington. On its completion, it was the largest skyscraper to mark Downtown Seattle's skyline in nearly 15 years, and is the city's 6th tallest building, at 182 meters (598 ft), with 42 floors. Major construction ended in early 2006, with minor construction continuing into the fall, and tenants from Washington Mutual (WaMu) began to move in to the tower in March 2006.

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