Seattle City Hall

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Seattle City Hall
Seattle City Hall 001.jpg
Seattle City Hall is located in Seattle WA Downtown
Seattle City Hall
Location within downtown Seattle
Alternative namesSeattle Municipal Building
General information
TypeGovernment offices
Location600 Fourth Avenue
Seattle Civic Center
Seattle, Washington
Coordinates47°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 started2003
CostUS$73 million
OwnerCity of Seattle
Technical details
Floor count7
Floor area200,000 sq ft (19,000 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectBohlin Cywinski Jackson
Bassetti Architects
Gustafson Guthrie Nichol
(landscape architect)
Main contractorHoffman 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



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