Wells Fargo Center (Seattle)
|Wells Fargo Center|
|Former names||First Interstate Tower|
|Location||999 Third Avenue
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
|Management||Jones Lang LaSalle|
|Roof||174.96 m (574.0 ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Main contractor||Howard S. Wright Construction|
Wells Fargo Center is a skyscraper in Seattle, in the U.S. state of Washington. Formerly named First Interstate Center when completed in 1983, the 47-storey, 175-meter (574-foot) tower is now the ninth-tallest building in the city, and has 24 elevators and 87,400 m2 (941,000 sq ft) of rentable space. The design work was done by The McKinley Architects, and it was owned by Chicago-based Equity Office Properties Trust. In 2013 the building was purchased by Canada's Ivanhoe Cambridge from Beacon Capital Partners of Boston. The building was renamed after First Interstate Bancorp was taken over by Wells Fargo in 1986.
The exterior façade Wells Fargo Center is composed of a six-sided, steel-framed tower that features a combination of tinted continuous double-glazed glass and polished spring rose granite panels. As is common with buildings in downtown Seattle, the Wells Fargo Center rests on a slope. The eastern entrance facing Third Avenue is slightly more than two stories higher than the Western side facing Second Avenue. On the west side, the building has a public hill-climb on two flights of outdoor escalators that were encased in clear tubes until 2006 when they were updated with a simpler, yet more modern glass roof. The building has three levels of outdoor plazas.
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