About Chase Center
Russell Investments Center is a skyscraper 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. It was originally named WaMu Center because it was built to become Washington Mutual's new headquarters, and because "WaMu" was Washington Mutual's official nickname. Major construction ended in early 2006, with minor construction continuing into the fall. Tenants from Washington Mutual (WaMu) began to move in to the tower in March 2006. On September 25, 2008, Washington Mutual failed, and its assets and accounts were sold to JPMorgan Chase by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. On June 1, 2009, the building was renamed Chase Center. On September 9, 2009, the building was purchased by Northwestern Mutual of Milwaukee. Russell Investments, a Northwestern Mutual subsidiary, will make the building its corporate headquarters upon relocation from Tacoma, WA, and is renaming the building the Russell Investments Center.