February 2005: TIAA-CREF, the retirement fund based in New York, bought the IDX Tower for $368 million, a Seattle record $411 per square foot (surpassing the previous record of $393). The sellers were National Office Partners and Hines.
"Grand Opening" ceremonies December 4, 2002.
Groundbreaking was on September 19, 2000.
Excavation was 97 feet deep (from Fourth Avenue).
Typical floor plate is 24,000 square feet.
The tower has a dramatic 5-story atrium entrance.
At night, the top of the tower is illuminated by flood lights and gives the tower a "crown" effect.
Seattle's first major office tower and tallest in a decade, since the completion of Key Tower.
IDX Systems occupies floors 3-18 which have the largest plates (narrows after the 18th floor).
From Third Avenue there are 33 floors atop a 7 story podium which straddles the YMCA.
Consists of steel framing with a concrete core and features floor to ceiling glass throughout and clad in a combination of granite, metal and glass curtainwall.
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