1201 Third Avenue Tower
Structure in General
- Called "the spark plug" by many Puget Sounders.
- Floor plates average 19,900 square feet.
- Winner of the 1994 Large Scale Office for Excellence Award from the Urban Land Institute.
- Seattle's Density Bonus Program gained the WMT 28 of its 55 floors in trade for public amenities.
- Gearless elevator speeds range from 500-1400 ft/min.
- WMT opened its doors on May 15, 1988.
- Named by the New York Times as one of the nation's three best new ofice buildings in 1988.
- The construction crane that was used was the tallest crane ever created, measuring 895 feet 8 inches.
- Built on the site of the Hotel Savoy which was imploded on August 31, 1986.
- World headquarters of Washington Mutual Bank. (The bank failed in 2008 and no longer exists).
- Seattle's first "postmodern" high-rise building.
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Features & Amenities
- One of the city's famous buildings