|Alternative names||Safeco Plaza|
|Location||4333 Brooklyn Avenue NE |
|Owner||University of Washington|
|Roof||99 m (325 ft)|
|Design and construction|
The UW Tower is a high-rise office building complex serving as head offices for University of Washington. It was completed in 1975 in the University District of Seattle, Washington. At 99 m (325 ft), the 22-story tower, designed by NBBJ, is Seattle's tallest building outside the Downtown Seattle area. The tower was originally constructed as Safeco Plaza to serve as Safeco Insurance's headquarters, and was generally known as the Safeco Building. Safeco sold the property to the University of Washington in 2006 for $130 million, and moved out in 2007. The purchase from Safeco included Safeco Tower, three adjacent buildings, a residential building with 29 units, two parking garages and two surface parking lots.
The current properties consist of the UW Tower itself, Buildings A, C, O, and S, the Collegiana building, two garages, and two surface lots.
Although much of the building is used for administrative purposes, various schools and departments at the University of Washington, especially the medical sciences, have offices in the UW Tower. These include UW Information Technology (UW-IT), the UW Payroll Office, University Advancement and Professional and Continuing Education.
UW Tower with Mount Baker in the background
Hotel Deca (left) and UW Tower (right)
UW Tower pictured from Lake Union