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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.
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 ...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 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Seattle Buildings & Structures
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1201 Third Avenue


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

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1411 Fourth Avenue Building is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Seattle Buildings & Structures
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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 ...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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Active Voice Building is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Seattle Buildings & Structures
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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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Arctic Building is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Seattle Buildings & Structures
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Arctic Building


The Arctic Building is a nine-story building in Seattle, Washington located at the Northeast corner of Third Avenue and Cherry Street. The building was built for the Arctic Club in 1916 and was occupied by them from construction until the club's dissolution in 1971. It is entirely faced with cream ...more

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City/Town: Seattle, Washington, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1916

Style: Beaux-Arts architecture

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Aspira is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Seattle Buildings & Structures
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Aspira


Aspira is a 400 feet tall skyscraper in the Denny Triangle neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. It has 37 floors, and mostly consists of apartments. Construction began in 2007 and was completed in late 2009. ...more

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City/Town: Seattle, Washington, USA

Opened: Jan 01 2009

Structural Height (m): 121.92

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Ballard Carnegie Library is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Seattle Buildings & Structures
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Ballard Carnegie Library


The Ballard Carnegie Library, also known until 1963 as the Seattle Public Library – Ballard Branch, is a historic library in the Ballard neighborhood in Seattle, Washington. The library was predated by a freeholders' library in the 1860s, which eventually gave way to a reading room that was ...more

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City/Town: Ballard, Seattle, Washington, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1904

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