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The Ten Tallest Buildings In Seattle

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With the news that Fifth & Columbia Tower will finally be breaking ground, a change in the guard is coming for downtown Seattle. When completed, the tower will become the fifth-tallest building in the Emerald City. It got us thinking that it was a good time for a refresher on which buildings tower over our fair city and which ones are taller than the rest.

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1. Columbia Center

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701 5th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104

The 20th-tallest building in the United States, Seattle's tallest is 937 feet-tall and 76 stories high.

2. 1201 Third Avenue Building

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1201 3rd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 461-2075
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At 772 feet tall, it's the second-tallest building in Seattle and 60th-tallest in the U.S.

3. Two Union Square

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601 Union St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 628-8881

With 56 stories, it actually has more than 1201 Third Avenue, but it's 32-feet shorter.

4. Seattle Municipal Tower

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700 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 624-7005

The tallest building constructed in Seattle in the 1990s, this 62-story building is 722 feet tall.

5. Safeco Plaza

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1001 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98154

Originally called the Seattle-First National Bank Building, it's 630-feet tall.

6. Space Needle

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400 Broad St
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 905-2100
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The Needle is the tallest observation tower in Washington and the 3rd-tallest observation tower in the United States.

7. Russell Investments Center

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1301 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

The tallest building constructed in Seattle in the 2000s, it's 598 feet tall.

8. US Bank Centre

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1420 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Designed by Callison Architecture, it has 44 floors.

9. Wells Fargo Center

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999 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 292-3415

The exterior façade Wells Fargo Center 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.

10. Bank of America 5th Ave Plaza

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800 5th Ave
Seattle, WA

Amazingly, this building has been able to retain a minimum of 98% occupancy since it was opened.

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1. Columbia Center

701 5th Ave., Seattle, WA 98104

The 20th-tallest building in the United States, Seattle's tallest is 937 feet-tall and 76 stories high.

701 5th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104

2. 1201 Third Avenue Building

1201 3rd Ave., Seattle, WA 98101

At 772 feet tall, it's the second-tallest building in Seattle and 60th-tallest in the U.S.

1201 3rd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101

3. Two Union Square

601 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101

With 56 stories, it actually has more than 1201 Third Avenue, but it's 32-feet shorter.

601 Union St
Seattle, WA 98101

4. Seattle Municipal Tower

700 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

The tallest building constructed in Seattle in the 1990s, this 62-story building is 722 feet tall.

700 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

5. Safeco Plaza

1001 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98154

Originally called the Seattle-First National Bank Building, it's 630-feet tall.

1001 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98154

6. Space Needle

400 Broad St, Seattle, WA 98109

The Needle is the tallest observation tower in Washington and the 3rd-tallest observation tower in the United States.

400 Broad St
Seattle, WA 98109

7. Russell Investments Center

1301 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

The tallest building constructed in Seattle in the 2000s, it's 598 feet tall.

1301 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

8. US Bank Centre

1420 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Designed by Callison Architecture, it has 44 floors.

1420 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

9. Wells Fargo Center

999 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

The exterior façade Wells Fargo Center 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.

999 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

10. Bank of America 5th Ave Plaza

800 5th Ave, Seattle, WA

Amazingly, this building has been able to retain a minimum of 98% occupancy since it was opened.

800 5th Ave
Seattle, WA