United Exchange Building
Structure in General
art deco / art moderne
- When completed this was the second tallest reinforced concrete building in the United States.
- Once completed, it was the last major building constructed downtown in nearly 30 years.
- Landmark status was granted on April 20, 1990 following a 7-0 vote.
- The exterior and lobbies are protected by the Seattle Landmark Preservation Board.
- Won the Office Building of the Year award from the Building Owners and Managers Association for renovation of the 1930 art deco structure in 2002.
- In 2005, the building was purchased by Crescent Real Estate Equities, from Ashworth Pacific, for $52.45 million.
- The building was designed to accommodate more mercantile exchanges than any other U.S. building.
- Winner of the 2002 BOMA International TOBY award for Building of the Year in the Historical category, topping 30 Rockefeller Plaza in the competition.
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819-823 Second Avenue
101-125 Marion Street
812-822 First Avenue
821 Second Avenue at Marion Street
Also recorded for this building:
general contractor, owner, elevator supplier
Features & Amenities
- City landmark