Columbia Center

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Columbia Center
Columbia center from smith tower.jpg
Seen from Smith Tower in August 2007
Columbia Center is located in Seattle WA Downtown
Columbia Center
Location within downtown Seattle
Former namesBank of America Tower
Columbia Seafirst Center
Record height
Tallest in Seattle and Washington state since 1985[I]
Preceded bySafeco Plaza
General information
TypeCommercial offices
Location701 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, Washington,
United States
Coordinates47°36′16″N 122°19′50″W / 47.60453°N 122.33069°W / 47.60453; -122.33069Coordinates: 47°36′16″N 122°19′50″W / 47.60453°N 122.33069°W / 47.60453; -122.33069
Construction started1982
CompletedJanuary 12, 1985
OpenedMarch 2, 1985
CostUS$200 million (approx. $466 million in 2017 dollars[1])
OwnerGaw Capital Partners
Architectural933 ft (284 m)
Tip967 ft (295 m)
Roof937 ft (286 m)
Observatory902 ft (275 m)
Technical details
Floor count76
(76 & 7 below ground)
Floor area1,538,000 sq ft (142,900 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectChester Lindsey Architects
DeveloperMartin Selig
Structural engineerMagnusson Klemencic Associates (formerly Skilling Helle Christiansen Robertson)
Main contractorHoward S. Wright Construction

The Columbia Center, formerly named the Bank of America Tower and Columbia Seafirst Center, is a skyscraper in downtown Seattle, Washington. It is the tallest building in Seattle and the state of Washington. Its height is 933 ft (284 m).

At the time of its completion, the Columbia Center was the tallest structure on the West Coast; as of 2017, it is the fourth-tallest, behind buildings in Los Angeles and San Francisco.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2008". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved 2009-08-01.
  2. Columbia Center at Emporis
  3. Columbia Center at Glass Steel and Stone
  4. Columbia Center at SkyscraperPage
  5. Columbia Center in the Structurae database
  6. "Columbia Center". The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
  7. "Los Angeles Buildings". Emporis. Retrieved 2017-01-15.