901 Fifth Avenue

Coordinates: 47°36′21″N 122°19′55″W / 47.60583°N 122.3320°W / 47.60583; -122.3320
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901 Fifth Avenue
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901 Fifth Avenue is located in Seattle WA Downtown
901 Fifth Avenue
Location within downtown Seattle
Former namesUnion Bank of California Building
Alternative namesBank of California Building
General information
TypeCommercial offices
Architectural styleModernism
Location901 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, Washington
Coordinates47°36′21″N 122°19′55″W / 47.60583°N 122.3320°W / 47.60583; -122.3320
Construction started1970
OwnerVanbarton Group
Roof163.38 m (536.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count42
3 below ground
Floor area49,106 m2 (528,570 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect(s)John Graham & Company
Main contractorHoward S. Wright Construction

901 Fifth Avenue is a 163.38 m (536.0 ft) skyscraper in downtown Seattle, Washington. It was completed in 1973 and has 42 floors. It is the 11th tallest building in Seattle, and was designed by John Graham and Associates. The building was opened as the Bank of California Building. Flood lights illuminate all sides of the tower at night. It was renovated in 2007 and achieved LEED Certified Silver status, which is rare for preexisting buildings.

Formerly the Union Bank of California Building, the name was changed to 901 Fifth Avenue following the sale by Beacon Capital Partners to Kennedy Wilson Inc. of Beverly Hills. From its opening in 1973 to July 2007 the building address was 900 Fourth Avenue.

In 2016, the building was purchased by Schnitzer West, developer of the nearby Madison Centre, and Investcorp for $223.3 million.[5] The lobby was renovated in 2017 at a cost of $4.6 million to prepare for another sale.[6] The Vanbarton Group purchased the building for $305 million in 2019.[7] Its largest tenants are Cray and PitchBook Data; at its base on the west side is a Bartell Drugs store.[6][7]

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  1. ^ "901 Fifth Avenue". CTBUH Skyscraper Center.
  2. ^ "Emporis building ID 119445". Emporis. Archived from the original on March 7, 2016.
  3. ^ "901 Fifth Avenue". SkyscraperPage.
  4. ^ 901 Fifth Avenue at Structurae
  5. ^ "Schnitzer West, Investcorp buy 901 Fifth office tower". Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce. June 30, 2016. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Newmark Announces $305 Million Sale of 901 Fifth Office Tower in Seattle" (Press release). Newmark Group. July 9, 2019. Retrieved March 2, 2022.
  7. ^ a b Conroy, Bill (July 2, 2019). "Office Tower 901 Fifth in Downtown Seattle Has a new Owner". Seattle Business Magazine. Retrieved March 2, 2022.