Safeco Plaza (Seattle)
Viewed from the 48th floor sundeck of Washington Mutual Tower
|Alternative names||1001 Fourth Avenue Plaza
Seattle-First National Bank Building
|Location||1001 Fourth Avenue
|Owner||CommonWealth Partners, CalPERS|
|Roof||192 m (630 ft)|
|Floor area||70,089 m2 (754,430 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Naramore, Bain, Bray, and Johanson|
|Developer||Hines Interests Limited Partnership|
|Structural engineer||Leslie E. Robertson Associates|
|Main contractor||Howard S. Wright Construction Company|
Safeco Plaza, previously 1001 Fourth Avenue Plaza, and the Seattle-First National Bank Building, is a 50-story, 192 m (630 ft) skyscraper in downtown Seattle, Washington. The building is referred to by locals as "The Box the Space Needle Came In". When the tower was completed in 1969, it dwarfed Smith Tower, which had reigned as downtown's tallest building since 1914, and edged out the Space Needle (1962) in Seattle Center by 25 ft (7.6 m). It was the first class-A office building in Seattle.
- Safeco Plaza (Seattle) at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
- Safeco Plaza (Seattle) at Emporis
- Safeco Plaza (Seattle) at SkyscraperPage
- Safeco Plaza (Seattle) at Structurae
- Alan J. Stein (May 31, 1999). "Seattle First National Bank building is dedicated on March 28, 1969". HistoryLink. Retrieved 1 August 2010.
- Paul Dorpat (February 3, 2006). "Boxed In". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 1 August 2010.
- "Safeco Corporation Form 8-K". United States Securities and Exchange Commission. May 23, 2006. Retrieved 1 August 2010.
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