Seattle City Hall

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Seattle City Hall
Seattle City Hall 001.jpg
Alternative names Seattle Municipal Building
General information
Type Government offices
Location 600 Fourth Avenue
Seattle Civic Center
Seattle, Washington
Coordinates 47°36′18″N 122°19′47″W / 47.605061°N 122.329820°W / 47.605061; -122.329820Coordinates: 47°36′18″N 122°19′47″W / 47.605061°N 122.329820°W / 47.605061; -122.329820
Construction started 2003
Completed 2005
Cost US$73 million
Owner City of Seattle
Technical details
Floor count 7
Floor area 200,000 sq ft (19,000 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Bassetti Architects
Gustafson Guthrie Nichol
(landscape architect)
Main contractor Hoffman Construction Company

Seattle City Hall (also known as the Seattle Municipal Building) is located in downtown Seattle, Washington, between 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue. The building houses the offices of the Seattle City Council and the Mayor of Seattle. Most city departments are located in the nearby Seattle Municipal Tower. In 2003, the Seattle city government moved into a new, "green" city hall building. Until 1962, the city government operated from the King County Courthouse, alongside the King County government.[citation needed] The new City Hall and Plaza, together with the adjacent Seattle Municipal Tower, Seattle Justice Center, and (unbuilt) Civic Square, comprise the Seattle Civic Center.


  • 2005 U.S. Green Building Council: LEED-NC v2 Gold
  • 2005 AIA Seattle: Commendation for Design
  • 2006 AIA Washington Civic Design Awards: Honor Award
  • 2006 American Institute of Steel Construction IDEAS Awards Program: Merit Award
  • 2007 AIA Northwest & Pacific Region: Merit Award


View from the southwest 
Lobby interior, with blue glass bridge against the upper windows 
City Council Chambers 


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