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Which is your absolute favorite and why?

Welcome to Friday Open Threads, wherein we'll pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, etc. Have something you want discussed? Let us know.

The Seattle area doesn’t get a lot of love nationally for it’s architecture but we’re actually home to some of the nation’s most iconic (Space Needle), historic (Smith Tower) and tallest (Columbia Center). We’ve got terracotta coming out our ears and buildings that cause arguments on a daily basis.

Our Friday Open Thread wants to know: Which is your absolute favorite and why?

That is, do you have a building that you think encapsulates the region or the City of Seattle? Is it the one building you love pointing out in the skyline? Or maybe it’s one whose reputation lacks the national luster you feel it deserves (The Seattle Central Library, perhaps?)

We should also note that "buildings" includes places such as stadiums, public transportation hubs, and any other place where people congregate within four walls.

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Columbia Tower

701 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Smith Tower

506 2nd Avenue, , WA 98104 Visit Website

Space Needle

400 Broad Street, , WA 98109