IBM Building (Seattle)

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IBM Building
Ibm building in seattle.jpg
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location 1200 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, Washington, 98101
Coordinates 47°36′30″N 122°19′59″W / 47.608398°N 122.332935°W / 47.608398; -122.332935Coordinates: 47°36′30″N 122°19′59″W / 47.608398°N 122.332935°W / 47.608398; -122.332935
Completed 1964
Owner Unico Properties
Height
Roof 84.13 m (276.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 20
Floor area 225,000 sq ft (20,900 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Minoru Yamasaki
NBBJ
Structural engineer Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Main contractor Howard S. Wright Companies
References
[1][2][3]

The IBM Building is a 20-story skyscraper in the Metropolitan Tract at 1200 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, Washington. The building was designed by Minoru Yamasaki, who also was architect of Rainier Tower on the corner diagonally opposite, and the World Trade Center in New York City. Its construction was completed in 1963.[4]

Nard Jones wrote in 1972 that "There is an architectural poetry about [the building] that is at variance with the endless jibes at computerization and the alleged sober pragmatism of IBM personnel.[5]

The corner of the complex at 5th Street and University Avenue was once the site of the Seattle Ice Arena from 1915 to 1963.

References[edit]

  1. ^ IBM Building (Seattle) at Emporis
  2. ^ IBM Building (Seattle) at SkyscraperPage
  3. ^ IBM Building (Seattle) at Structurae
  4. ^ Woodridge, Sally B.; Roger Montgomery (1980). A Guide to Architecture in Washington State. University of Washington Press. p. 128. ISBN 0-295-95779-4. 
  5. ^ Jones, Nard (1972). Seattle. Doubleday. p. 9. ISBN 0-385-01875-4. 

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