1600 Seventh Avenue

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1600 Seventh
1600 Seventh Avenue (Seattle) from Plymouth Pillars Park.jpg
1600 Seventh Avenue is located in Seattle WA Downtown
1600 Seventh Avenue
Location within downtown Seattle
Alternative names1600 Bell Plaza
Pacific Northwest Bell Building
US West Communications
Qwest Plaza
General information
TypeCommercial offices
Architectural styleInternational
Location1600 7th Avenue
Seattle, Washington
Coordinates47°36′48″N 122°20′04″W / 47.6132°N 122.3344°W / 47.6132; -122.3344Coordinates: 47°36′48″N 122°20′04″W / 47.6132°N 122.3344°W / 47.6132; -122.3344
Construction started1973
Roof151.79 m (498.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count32
Floor area766,800 sq ft (71,240 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectJohn Graham & Company
Main contractorHoffman Construction Co. of Washington

Qwest Plaza, now officially known as 1600 Seventh, is a 32-story, 152 m (499 ft) skyscraper in Seattle, Washington, completed in 1976 and designed by John Graham & Company. As of 2012 it is the 14th tallest building in the city. Qwest Plaza was originally known as the Pacific Northwest Bell Building, and later 1600 Bell Plaza, and US West Communications.


In April 2012, a year after acquiring Qwest Communications, Centurylink sold the Bell Plaza/Qwest Plaza property to New York real estate investment firm Clarion Partners for $137 million and is now leasing floors 3–15 to Centurylink and floors 16–32 to Nordstrom. Centurylinks NW Regional President, Brian Stading issued a statement claiming that the tower was not a fundamental component of their business strategy.[5] Seattle real estate company, The Urban Renaissance Group, represented Clarion in the sale and will operate the building for the new owner.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1600 Seventh Avenue". CTBUH Skyscraper Center.
  2. ^ 1600 Seventh Avenue at Emporis
  3. ^ "1600 Seventh Avenue". SkyscraperPage.
  4. ^ 1600 Seventh Avenue at Structurae
  5. ^ "CenturyLink sells Qwest Plaza". Seattle Times. April 2, 2012. Retrieved Feb 22, 2016.