List of Famous Seattle Buildings & Structures

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Seattle skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Seattle architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Seattle are included on this list. Information about these Seattle buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Seattle and older historic landmarks.

List buildings range from Columbia Center to Seattle Central Library.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Seattle?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Seattle. Famous architectural houses within the city of Seattle are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
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    1000 Second Avenue is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Seattle Buildings & Structures
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    1000 Second Avenue is a 150 m skyscraper in Seattle, Washington. It was completed in 1987 and has 43 floors. Originally known as Key Tower, it is the fifteenth tallest building in Seattle as of 2012. more

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    • City/Town: Seattle, King County, Washington, United States of America, Northwestern United States, + more
    • Opened: Jan 01 1987
    • Structural Height (m): 150.27
    • Floors: 43
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    1111 Third Avenue is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Seattle Buildings & Structures
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    1111 Third Avenue is a 454 ft tall skyscraper in Seattle, Washington. It was completed in 1980 and has 34 floors. As of 2012 it is the 20th tallest building in Seattle, and is operated by Talon Portfolio Services, LLC. It has an award-winning outdoor landscaped area with seating and tables accented by ...more

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    • City/Town: Seattle, Washington, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1980
    • Structural Height (m): 138.38
    • Floors: 34
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    1201 Third Avenue

    1201 Third Avenue is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Seattle Buildings & Structures
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    1201 Third Avenue, formerly Washington Mutual Tower is a 235.31 m, 55-story skyscraper in downtown Seattle, Washington. It is the second tallest building in the city, and the eighth tallest on the West Coast of the United States. Developed by Wright Runstad & Company, construction began in 1986 and ...more

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    • City/Town: Seattle, Washington, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1988
    • Structural Height (m): 235.0
    • Floors: 55
    • Construction Started: 1986
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    The 1411 Fourth Avenue Building is a historic building in Seattle, Washington, that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 28, 1991. The 15-story plus basement Art Deco structure is located at the Northwest corner of Fourth Avenue and Union Street. The main entrance is located at ...more

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    • City/Town: Seattle, Washington, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1928
    • Architect: Robert Reamer
    • Created By: Robert Reamer
    • Style: Art Deco, Streamline Moderne
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    505 Madison

    505 Madison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Seattle Buildings & Structures
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    Madison Centre, formerly known as M5 Commerce Centre, is a 530-foot tall skyscraper planned for the Downtown district in Seattle, Washington. It is scheduled to be completed in 2015 and have 36 floors. Upon its completion, it would be one of the tallest buildings in Seattle. Schnitzer West bought the ...more

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    • City/Town: Seattle, King County, Washington, United States of America, Northwestern United States, + more
    • Opened: Jan 01 2016
    • Structural Height (m): 167.64
    • Floors: 40
    • Construction Started: 2012
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    901 Fifth Avenue

    901 Fifth Avenue is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Seattle Buildings & Structures
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    901 Fifth Avenue is a 163.38 m skyscraper in downtown Seattle, Washington. It was completed in 1973 and has 42 floors. It is the 11th tallest building in Seattle, and was designed by John Graham and Associates. The building was opened as the Bank of California Building. Flood lights illuminate all sides ...more

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    • City/Town: USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1974
    • Structural Height (m): 163.38
    • Floors: 42
    • Construction Started: 1970
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    The Active Voice Building in Seattle, Washington is a reinforced concrete and steel-frame office building with solar bronze exterior window panels. It is located on the southwest corner of 6th Avenue and Lenora Street and abuts the Westin Building to the south, providing direct connections to the ...more

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    • City/Town: Seattle, King County, Washington, United States of America, Northwestern United States, + more
    • Opened: Jan 01 1962
    • Structural Height (m): 47.55
    • Floors: 11
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    Alaska Trade Building

    Alaska Trade Building is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Seattle Buildings & Structures
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    The Alaska Trade Building, also known as the Union Record Building and the Steele Building, is a historic building in Seattle, Washington located on First Avenue near the Pike Place Market. Built in 1909, it was one of the first reinforced steel, concrete and brick buildings in the area and was ...more

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    • City/Town: Seattle, Washington, USA
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