University of Washington Plaza

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University of Washington Plaza
UW Tower.jpg
Alternative names UW Tower
Safeco Plaza
Safeco Building
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location 4333 Brooklyn Avenue NE
University District
Seattle, Washington
Coordinates 47°39′39″N 122°18′53″W / 47.660755°N 122.314673°W / 47.660755; -122.314673Coordinates: 47°39′39″N 122°18′53″W / 47.660755°N 122.314673°W / 47.660755; -122.314673
Completed 1975
Owner University of Washington
Height
Roof 99 m (325 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 22
Design and construction
Architect NBBJ
References
[1]

University of Washington Plaza is a high-rise office building completed in 1975 in the University District of Seattle, Washington. The 99 m (325 ft), 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,[2] 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.[2]

The current properties consist of the UW Tower itself, Buildings A, C, O, and S, the Collegiana building, two garages, and two surface lots.[3]

Tenants[edit]

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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ University of Washington Plaza at Emporis
  2. ^ a b Allison, Melissa (August 29, 2006). "UW acquires Safeco tower for $130 million". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "UW Tower". google.com. Retrieved April 16, 2017. 
  4. ^ "UW Tower Building Directory". washington.edu. Retrieved April 16, 2017. 

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