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1201 Third Avenue Tower

Identification

1201 Third Avenue Tower
Washington Mutual Tower
119425

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
glass
granite
curtain wall
light gray blue
postmodernism
active heating (unspecified)
yes

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • World headquarters of Washington Mutual Bank. (The bank failed in 2008 and no longer exists).
  • Floor plates average 19,900 square feet.
  • Winner of the 1994 Large Scale Office for Excellence Award from the Urban Land Institute.
  • Seattle's Density Bonus Program gained the WMT 28 of its 55 floors in trade for public amenities.
  • Called "the spark plug" by many Puget Sounders.
  • Gearless elevator speeds range from 500-1400 ft/min.
  • WMT opened its doors on May 15, 1988.
  • Named by the New York Times as one of the nation's three best new ofice buildings in 1988.
  • The construction crane that was used was the tallest crane ever created, measuring 895 feet 8 inches.
  • Built on the site of the Hotel Savoy which was imploded on August 31, 1986.
  • Seattle's first "postmodern" high-rise building.

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Location

1201 Third Avenue
98101
Seattle
Washington
U.S.A.

Technical Data

772.01 ft
55
7
1986
1988
26
810

Involved Companies

MANNTECH Building Maintenance Systems

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
McKinley Architects
construction company, developer, electrical engineering, elevator engineering, elevator supplier, facade designer, facade maintenance system installation, fire protection engineering, geotechnical engineering, mechanical engineering, owner, property management, roofing supplier, structural engineering, tenant, wind surveyor

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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