Fourth & Blanchard Building
Structure in General
- Although this rather uniquely designed building appears to be two towers it is actually only one fully integrated structure.
- Locally referred to as the "Darth Vader" building.
- The steeply inclined roof (42-degrees) consists of 5/16" laminated, reflective float glass.
- Seattle's answer to Houston's Pennzoil Place.
- The building's shape was designed to minimize its impact on neighboring high-rises while creating views for its own tenants.
- The building incorporates provisions for solar panels.
- The three below grade parking levels are of concrete construction, while the floors above are framed entirely with 2,955 US tons of steel.
- The steel frame was topped out January 17, 1979.
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Features & Amenities
- One of the city's famous buildings