Seattle Skyscrapers


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Image Not AvailableCandela Hotel & Residences410 ft.36n/a

Candela Hotel & Residences is an approved 410 ft (125 m) tall skyscraper in Seattle, Washington. It will have 36 floors, and will be located near the historic Pike Place Market at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and Pike Street. The architecture of the building is particularly interesting as it is significantly smaller in the middle than the top and the bottom. Construction is set to be complete in 2012.

Brix photoBrixn/an/an/a

Brix is a mixed use project in Seattle, Washington located at 530 Broadway Avenue East. The mixed use project was developed by Schnitzer West and designed by Mithun Architects. It consists of two buildings and has 141 residential condominium homes and 7,700 square feet (720 m) of retail space on Broadway Avenue East.

Image Not AvailableAVA445 ft.39n/a

AVA is an approved 445 ft (136 m) tall skyscraper in Seattle, Washington. The building, designed by Weber + Thompson, will have 39 floors, and will be located at 8th Avenue and Pine Street. There will be a luxury hotel on floors 10 through 17, with 200 condominiums comprising the upper floors. Construction is set to complete in 2010, however it has been postponed until the economy recovers.

Seattle Tower photoSeattle Tower347 ft.271929

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 photoSmith Tower462 ft.381931

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.

Image Not AvailablePuget Sound Plaza289 ft.211960

Puget Sound Plaza is a 21-story skyscraper in the Metropolitan Tract of Seattle, Washington. The building is located on 1325 Fourth Avenue. It contains a parking garage with 334 parking stalls. The building has 271,000 rentable square feet. The lower two stories were remodeled in 1988.

Space Needle photoSpace Needle605 ft.n/a1961

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.

Active Voice Building photoActive Voice Building156 ft.111962

The Active Voice Building in Seattle, Washington is a reinforced concrete and steel-frame office building with solar bronze exterior window panels. It is located on the southwest corner of 6th Avenue and Lenora Street and abuts the Westin Building to the south, providing direct connections to the Westin's meet-me rooms and colocation facilities. Constructed in 1962, originally for the Internal Revenue Service, the building was named United Airlines Building until 2001.

Image Not AvailableUnion Bank of California Center536 ft.421973

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.

Henry M. Jackson Federal Building photoHenry M. Jackson Federal Building485 ft.371974

The Henry M. Jackson Federal Building is a 37-story United States Federal Government skyscraper in downtown Seattle, Washington. Located on the block bounded by Marion and Madison Streets and 1st and 2nd Avenues, it was completed in 1974 and won the AIA Honor Award in 1976. It received its current name after the death of U.S. Senator Henry M. Jackson in 1983.

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