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Fifth and Columbia Tower

Identification

Fifth and Columbia Tower
5th & Columbia Tower
322792

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
under construction [foundation work]
steel
glass
curtain wall
light gray
deconstructivism

Usages

commercial office
shop(s) service branch(es)

Facts

  • In a complex, $32 million deal in May 2007, Daniels Development Company purchased the property of the First United Methodist Church, to preserve the church and build a 43-story office building.
  • The developer lists the structural height as 660 feet, however the elevation drawings indicate height varies from 645-6" at the Fifth Avenue main entrance to 680'-6" along Columbia Street where exposed lower levels start at 137'-0" climbing to 817'-6" above sea level.
  • Upon completion, it will be Seattle's tallest building constructed since 1990 and the first ever in the city designed to LEED Gold standards.
  • Each of the four triangles in the faceted frame facade is 165 feet.
  • Plans call for a building that is smallest at its base with each floor a different size. At one point it comes within 4 feet of the sanctuary's domed roof. Steel braces separating its triangular planes help hold the building up.

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Location

811 Fifth Avenue at Columbia
98104
Seattle
Washington
U.S.A.

Technical Data

645.51 ft
13.62 ft
43
9
2014
2016
15
291
$300,000,000

Involved Companies

civil engineering, developer, electrical engineering, elevator consultant, general contractor, lighting consultant, mechanical engineering, structural engineering
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