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Courtyard by Marriott

Identification

Courtyard by Marriott
Alaska Building
119471

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [under renovation]
steel
brick
applied masonry
chicago school

Usage

hotel
residential condominium shop(s)

Facts

  • This is the city's first steel-framed skyscraper.
  • Seattle's first "modern" skyscraper, the building is an "L" shape.
  • Tallest building in Seattle from 1904 until 1911 when it was displaced by the Hoge Building one block north.
  • Sold by the City of Seattle in August 2005 for $8.5 million to Kauri Investments, who had plans to convert the upper half of the building into 100 condo units.
  • Plans were announced in June 2007 whereby American Life Inc. would buy the property and then spend $85 million turning it into a Courtyard by Marriott hotel.
  • The building was purchased by American Life on December 6, 2007 for $38.7 million.
  • The renovated building will have 200 hotel rooms and 36 apartments when it is reconstructed in 2009.
  • Besides conversion to hotel space, a 37,377 square-foot addition to the existing structure was performed in 2008.

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Location

201-211 Cherry Street
612-624 Second Avenue
618 Second Avenue
98104
U.S.A.

Technical Data

202.00 ft
177.00 ft
14
1
1903
1904
2008

Involved Companies

Architect:

Associate Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

consultant, developer, facade designer, interior designer, owner, property management, structural engineering

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark