List of tallest buildings in Bellevue, Washington

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A portion of the Bellevue skyline

This list of tallest buildings in Bellevue ranks high-rises in Bellevue, Washington by height. The tallest completed building in Bellevue is currently the 42-story Lincoln Tower One, which is 450 feet (137 m) high.[1] The building has the distinction of being the first skyscraper to reach the city's 450-foot height limit.[2]

Bellevue's history of skyscrapers began with the completion of the Paccar Tower in 1970; this structure is regarded as the city's first high-rise.[3] High-rise building construction remained slow until 1982, when the city's first skyscraper building boom took shape. Eight of the city's 24 tallest buildings were completed within the next seven years, including City Center Bellevue, which was the tallest building in Bellevue for almost two decades.[4] The skyscraper construction boom ended in 1989, and subsequently only one high-rise which ranked among the city's tallest structures was completed in the 1990s. Beginning in 2000, Bellevue entered into a second, much larger building boom that continued to 2009. More than half of Bellevue's twenty tallest buildings were completed after 2000; nine projects were completed in 2008 alone. Overall, Bellevue's skyline is ranked third in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, after Seattle and Portland.[A] As of 2012, there are 35 completed highrise buildings in Bellevue.[5]

The tallest recent development in the city was the Bellevue Towers project.[6][7] Rising 450 feet (137 m) from ground level, Bellevue Towers Two became the tallest all-residential skyscraper in the city. The building is now tied with Lincoln Tower One as the tallest structure in Bellevue.[1][7] As of 2012, there are 24 additional high-rise buildings approved for construction and proposed for construction in Bellevue. However, only one is actually under construction and most of the others are long past their original construction start dates.[5]

Panorama of Bellevue's skyline from Downtown Park

Tallest buildings[edit]

Lincoln Tower One is tied with Bellevue Towers Two as the tallest building in Bellevue.
City Center Bellevue
Symetra Financial Center
Bank of America, Bellevue

This list ranks completed and topped out Bellevue skyscrapers that stand at least 150 feet (46 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed.

Rank Name Height
ft (m)
Floors Year Notes
01.01= Bellevue Towers Two 450 (137) 43 2008 The tallest all-residential building in the city.[7][8]
02.01= Lincoln Tower One 450 (137) 42 2005 [1][9]
03.03 Bellevue Towers One 430 (131) 42 2008 [6][10]
04.04 Eddie Bauer at Lincoln Square 412 (126) 28 2007 This is the tallest all-office building in the city.[11][12]
05.05 City Center East 360 (110) 26 2008 It is also known as the Microsoft at City Center Plaza. The building was originally planned to rise 34 floors and 450 feet but was downsized in December 2005.[13][14]
06.06 City Center Bellevue 358 (109) 27 1986 This is the tallest building completed in the 1980s.[4][15]
07.07 Symetra Financial Center 324 (99) 25 1986 This building was formerly known as Rainier Plaza.[16][17]
08.08 Key Center 322 (98) 22 2000 [18][19]
09.09 Skyline Tower 318 (97) 24 1983 [20][21]
10.010 989Elements 288 (88) 26 2006 This building was the first rental apartment high-rise building in Bellevue.[22][23]
11.011 Bravern Tower II 280 (85.35) 23 2008 It is also known as The Bravern Office Commons–Tower II.[24]
12.012 Expedia Building 272 (83) 20 2008 This building is also known as Tower 333.[25][26]
13.013 Bank of America Tower 270 (82) 21 1988 [27][28]
14.014 Hyatt Regency Bellevue 265 (81) 25 1989 This structure is the tallest all-hotel building in the city.[29][30]
15.015= One Bellevue Center 260 (79) 22 1983 [31][32]
16.015= Two Washington Square 260 (79) 25 2008 [33][34]
17.017 Bellevue Pacific Tower 259 (79) 23 1995 This structure is the tallest building completed in the 1990s.[35][36]
18.018 One Washington Square 250 (76) 24 2008 [37][38]
19.019 Elements Too* 247 (75) 22 2008 Under construction; this building was topped out in 2008 to become the 18th-tallest in the city. It is also known as Ashwood Commons–Phase II Tower I.[39][40]
20.020= Ten20 240 (73) 22 2008 [41][42]
21.020= VUE Hanover Tower 240 (73) 20 2008 [43][44]
22.022 Plaza Center 223 (68) 16 1982 [45][46]
23.023 Pacific Regent Tower 200 (61) 17 1987 This building is also known as The Fountains at Pacific Regent.[47][48]
24.024 Bravern Tower I 175 (53) 12 2008 It is also known as The Bravern Office Commons–Tower I.[49][50]
25.025 Paccar Tower 170 (52) 13 1970 This structure is the tallest building constructed in the 1970s.[3][51]
26.026 Summit Building B 169 (52) 13 2002 [52][53]

* indicates still under construction, but has been topped out

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

This is a list of buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Bellevue.

Name Street address Years as tallest Height
ft (m)
Floors References
Puget Power Building 03.010607 NE 4th Street 1956–1967 52 (16) 4 [54]
400 Building 03.0400 108th Avenue NE 1967–1970 92 (28) 7 [55]
Paccar Tower 03.0777 106th Ave NE 1970–1982 170 (52) 13 [51]
Plaza Center 04.010900 NE 8th Street 1982–1983 223 (68) 16 [46]
Skyline Tower 04.010900 NE 4th Street 1983–1986 318 (97) 24 [21]
City Center Bellevue 01.0500 108th Avenue NE 1986–2005 358 (109) 27 [15]
Lincoln Tower One= 02.0604 Bellevue Way 2005–present 450 (137) 42 [9]
Bellevue Towers Two= 02.010655 4th Street 2008–present 450 (137) 43 [7]

Notes[edit]

A.^ Based on SkyscraperPage diagrams of Seattle, Portland, and Bellevue.

References[edit]

General
Specific
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  3. ^ a b "Paccar Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  4. ^ a b "City Center Bellevue". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
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  11. ^ "Eddie Bauer at Lincoln Square". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  12. ^ "Eddie Bauer at Lincoln Square". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  13. ^ "City Center Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  14. ^ "Microsoft at City Center Plaza". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  15. ^ a b "City Center Bellevue". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  16. ^ "Rainier Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  17. ^ "Symetra Financial Center". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  18. ^ "Key Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  19. ^ "Key Center". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  20. ^ "Skyline Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
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  22. ^ "989Elements". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-08-11. 
  23. ^ "989Elements". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  24. ^ "The Bravern Office Commons Tower Two". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  25. ^ "Tower 333". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  26. ^ "Expedia Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  27. ^ "Bank of America Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  28. ^ "Bank of America". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  29. ^ "Hyatt Regency Bellevue". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  30. ^ "Hyatt Regency Bellevue". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  31. ^ "One Bellevue Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  32. ^ "One Bellevue Center". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  33. ^ "Washington Square Tower Two". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  34. ^ "Two Washington Square". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  35. ^ "Bellevue Pacific Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  36. ^ "Bellevue Pacific Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  37. ^ "Washington Square Tower One". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  38. ^ "One Washington Square". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  39. ^ "Ashwood Commons Phase II". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  40. ^ "Ashwood Commons - Phase II Tower I". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  41. ^ "Ten20". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
  42. ^ "Ten20". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  43. ^ "VUE Hanover Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
  44. ^ "VUE Hanover Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  45. ^ "Plaza Center". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  46. ^ a b "Plaza Center". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  47. ^ "Pacific Regent Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  48. ^ "The Fountains at Pacific Regent". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  49. ^ "The Bravern Tower One". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  50. ^ "The Bravern Office Commons - Tower I". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  51. ^ a b "Paccar Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  52. ^ "Summit Building B". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  53. ^ "The Summit Building B". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  54. ^ Puget Power Building, Pacific coast architecture database (University of Washington digital collections) 
  55. ^ 400 Building, Pacific coast architecture database (University of Washington digital collections) 

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