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Two Union Square

Identification

Two Union Square
119483

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
glass
curtain wall
white
blue
postmodernism

Usage

commercial office

Facts

  • Tip of the flag pole is precisely 796'-6" above the street and the 90-foot flag pole is 56'6" above the roof.
  • First in the world to use 19,000 lbs/in.² concrete.
  • When driving southbound on I-5 the building appears to be practically standing on top of the expressway.
  • Local nickname: Zippo Building.
  • Building Owner: Union Square LLC.
  • The 20 x 30 foot US flag flies at about 300 feet higher than the top of the Space Needle.
  • Connected to Rainier Square via an underground link.
  • Olympic View Room, part of the Union Square Grill, located on the 55th floor has seating capacity for 50.
  • Dedication ceremonies were on July 26, 1989.
  • The popularity of this building stems from the fact that it is considered to be the city's most handsome skyscraper.

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More Information

Location

601 Union Street, southeast corner of Sixth Avenue and Union Street
98101
U.S.A.

Technical Data

796.51 ft
740.01 ft
740.01 ft
56
4
1987
1989
26
913

Involved Companies

Premium Companies:

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

developer, electrical engineering, general contractor, mechanical engineering, property management, security system supplier, steel supplier, structural engineering, tenant, wind surveyor

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings