About Wells Fargo Center
Wells Fargo Center is a 573ft (175m) tall skyscraper in Seattle, Washington. It was completed in 1983 as the First Interstate Center and has 47 floors. It is the 9th tallest building in the city. The 87,386 m² was designed by McKinley Architects and owned by Equity Office Properties Trust, and has 24 elevators. The exterior façade is composed of a six-sided, steel-framed tower that features a combination of tinted continuous double-glazed glass and polished spring rose granite panels. As is common with buildings in Downtown Seattle, the Wells Fargo Center rests on a slope. The Eastern entrance facing 3rd Avenue is slightly more than two stories higher than the Western side facing 2nd Avenue. On the Western side, the building has a public hill climb consisting on 2 'flights' of outdoor escalators. These escalators of the building were encased in clear tubes until 2006 when they were updated with a simpler, yet more modern glass roof. The building has 3 levels of outdoor plazas.