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Seattle P-I Building

Identification

Seattle P-I Building
Seattle Post-Intelligencer Building
291995

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
glass
curtain wall
modernism

Usages

office

Facts

  • The 48.5-foot-tall Seattle P-I globe, situated atop the building, was first erected on November 9, 1948.
  • In 1948, the landmark globe was hoisted to the top of the P-I building at Sixth Avenue and Wall Street, before moving to its present location in 1986.
  • The eagle atop the globe is 18.5 feet tall.
  • Pacific Car and Foundry and Electrical Products Consolidated built the globe for $26,000 in 1948.
  • The illuminated slogan, 'It's in the P-I,' rotates around the steel globe at the equator.
  • The capital letters that make up the rotating slogan are 8 feet high and the small letters are 5 feet high.
  • The globe weighs 18.5 tons and is 30 feet in diameter.
  • In June 2007, Sabey Corporation sold the building to Legacy Partners for $400 per square foot.

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Location

101 Elliott Avenue West
101 Elliott Avenue West
98119
Seattle
Washington
U.S.A.

Technical Data

100.00 ft
5
1986
225

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