University of Washington Plaza
|University of Washington Plaza|
|Alternative names||UW Tower
|Location||4333 Brooklyn Avenue NE
|Owner||University of Washington|
|Roof||99 m (325 ft)|
|Design and construction|
University of Washington Plaza is a skyscraper complex completed in 1975 in the University District of Seattle, Washington. The 99 m (325 ft), 22-story tower, designed by NBBJ, is Seattle's tallest building outside of the Downtown Seattle area. The tower was originally constructed as Safeco Plaza to serve as Safeco Insurance's headquarters, and was generally known as the Safeco Building. Safeco sold the property to the University of Washington in 2006 for $130 million, and moved out in 2007. The purchase from Safeco included Safeco Tower, three adjacent buildings, a residential building with 29 units, two parking garages and two surface parking lots.
The current properties consist of the UW Tower itself, Buildings A, C, O, and S, the Collegiana building, two garages, and two surface lots.
Various departments at the University of Washington have offices in the UW Tower. These include UW Information Technology (UW-IT), the UW Payroll Office, University Advancement and Professional and Continuing Education.
- University of Washington Plaza at Emporis
- Allison, Melissa (August 29, 2006). "UW acquires Safeco tower for $130 million". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 4 November 2012.