Seattle 2010 - 1st & 2nd Ave

Published: May 7th 2015
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This album features buildings that caught my eye in downtown Seattle.

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Federal Building (fb)Federal Building (fb)
Federal Building (fb)

The Art Deco style 37-story Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, located across from the Old Federal Building, was completed in 1974 & won the Honor Award of the American Institute of Architects in 1976.

Among the structures torn down to build the federal building were the Burke Building (built 1889–91), the Hotel Stevens, & the Tivoli Theater.
Smith Tower (st)Smith Tower (st)
Smith Tower (st)

Smith Tower, located on 2nd Ave in the heart of Pioneer Square, has stood for 100 years providing the Southern bookend to Seattle’s skyscrapers. The 38-story tower, which was completed in 1914, is the oldest skyscraper in the city and was the tallest office building west of the Mississippi River until the Kansas City Power & Light Building was built in 1931. It remained the tallest building on the West Coast until the Space Needle overtook it in 1962. More info:
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st Smith Tower (center)

the Lowman Building is on the right. Smith Tower is named after its builder, firearm and typewriter magnate Lyman Cornelius Smith, and is a designated Seattle landmark.
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st Main lobby

The tower has been office building since opening in 1914 and is home to companies of all sizes across a number of industries.
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In the background center is CenturyLink Field, home stadium of the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Sounders.
st   Mars Hill churchst   Mars Hill church
st Mars Hill church

with the dome.
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oth Art Museum, main museum

The Seattle Art Museum maintains three major facilities - its main museum in downtown Seattle, the Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM) in Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill, and the Olympic Sculpture Park on the central Seattle waterfront, which opened on January 20, 2007. More info:
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oth Third Avenue Tower,

formerly Washington Mutual Tower.

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