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1201 Third Avenue Tower

Identification

1201 Third Avenue Tower
Washington Mutual Tower
119425

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
glass
granite
curtain wall
light gray
blue
postmodernism
active heating (unspecified)
yes

Usage

commercial office

Facts

  • 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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Location

1200-1212 Second Avenue
1201 Third Avenue
98101
U.S.A.

Technical Data

772.01 ft
55
7
1986
1988
26
810

Involved Companies

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Also recorded for this building:

construction company, developer, electrical engineering, elevator engineering, elevator supplier, facade designer, facade maintenance system installation, fire protection engineering, geotechnical engineering, mechanical engineering, owner, property management, roofing supplier, structural engineering, tenant, wind surveyor

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings