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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 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 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

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    1201 Third Avenue
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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
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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
    • Created By: Robert Reamer
    • Style: Art Deco, Streamline Moderne
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    505 Madison

    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
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    901 Fifth Avenue

    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
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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

    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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    Arctic Building

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    Arctic Building
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    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 white ...more

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    • City/Town: Seattle, Washington, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1916
    • Style: Beaux-Arts architecture
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    Ava

    Ava is an approved 445 ft tall skyscraper in Seattle, Washington. The building, designed by Weber + Thompson, is planned to have 39 floors, and is planned to be located at 8th Avenue and Pine Street. The plan calls for a luxury hotel on floors 10 through 17, with 200 condominiums comprising the upper ...more

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    • City/Town: Downtown Seattle, Seattle, Washington, USA
    • Structural Height (m): 135.64
    • Floors: 39
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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

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    Ballard Carnegie Library
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    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 organized ...more

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    • City/Town: Ballard, Seattle, Washington, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1904
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    Bank of America Fifth Avenue Plaza

    800 Fifth Avenue is a 166 m skyscraper in Seattle, Washington. It was constructed from 1979 to 1981 and has 42 floors. It is the 9th tallest building in Seattle and was designed by 3D/International. The building has been able to retain a minimum of 98% occupancy since it was opened. In April 2014, its ...more

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    • City/Town: USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1981
    • Structural Height (m): 165.51
    • Floors: 42
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    Boeing Airplane Company Building No. 105

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    • City/Town: Seattle, Washington, USA
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    Brix

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    • City/Town: Seattle, King County, Washington, United States of America, Northwestern United States, + more
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    Camlin Hotel

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    Camlin Hotel
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    The Camlin Hotel is a historic hotel in downtown Seattle, Washington. The story of the hotel is intertwined with the story of Seattle. The hotel was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.more

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    • City/Town: Seattle, Washington, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1926
    • Style: Tudor Revival architecture
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    Candela Hotel & Residences

    Candela Hotel & Residences was a planned 410-foot tall skyscraper in Seattle, Washington. Located near the historic Pike Place Market at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and Pike Street, it was to have had 36 floors and a design with a smaller midsection than the top and the bottom. After the bursting of ...more

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    • City/Town: Seattle, King County, Washington, United States of America, Northwestern United States, + more
    • Structural Height (m): 124.97
    • Floors: 36
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    Chelsea Family Hotel

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    • City/Town: Seattle, Washington, USA
    • Created By: Harlan Thomas
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    Clipper Navigation

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    Clipper Navigation
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    Clipper Navigation, Inc. is a privately held company based in Seattle, Washington that provides multiple transportation and vacation packages, many of which are offered under the name Clipper Vacations including hotel and tour packages in Victoria, Seattle, Vancouver, Friday Harbor, Portland, Whistler, ...more

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    • City/Town: Seattle, King County, Washington, United States of America, Northwestern United States, + more
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    Cobb Building

    The 11-story Cobb Building was the third structure in Seattle's Metropolitan Tract and the only surviving building in the 10-acre tract. The Howells & Stokes architectural firm designed the building and sent Albert H. Albertson to supervise its 1909-1910 construction. Sculpted Native American ornaments ...more

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    • City/Town: Seattle, Washington, USA
    • Created By: Howells & Stokes
    • Style: Beaux-Arts architecture
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