- List of tallest buildings in Seattle
This list of tallest buildings in Seattle ranks
skyscrapers in the U.S. city of Seattle, Washingtonby height. The tallest building in Seattle is the 76-story Columbia Center, which rises convert|937|ft|m|0 and was completed in 1985.cite web|url=http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=columbiacenter-seattle-wa-usa|title=Columbia Center|accessdate=2007-10-27|publisher=Emporis.com] It is currently the 19th-tallest building in the United States, and the tallest building in the state of Washington. The second-tallest skyscraper in the city and the state is the Washington Mutual Tower, which rises convert|772|ft|m|0.cite web|url=http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=washingtonmutualtower-seattle-wa-usa|title=Washington Mutual Tower|accessdate=2007-10-27|publisher=Emporis.com] Nineteen of the twenty tallest buildings in Washington are located in Seattle. [cite web|url=http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?36971376|title=Diagram of Washington skyscrapers|accessdate=2008-04-02|publisher=Skyscraperpage.com]
The history of skyscrapers in Seattle began with the 1904 completion of the
Alaska Building, which is often regarded as the first steel-framed skyscraper in the city; [cite web|url=http://www.historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=1975|title=Alaska Building, Seattle's first steel-framed skyscraper, is completed in 1904.|accessdate=2008-05-02|publisher=HistoryLink.org] it rises 14 floors and convert|203|ft|m|0 in height. [cite web|url=http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=streetalaskabuilding-seattle-wa-usa|title=Alaska Building|accessdate=2008-05-02|publisher=Emporis.com] Seattle went through a large construction boom in the late 1970s and 1980s, resulting in the construction of 15 of the city's 20 tallest buildings, including Columbia Center and the Washington Mutual Tower. Seattle entered into another high-rise construction boom in 2000, and has since seen the completion of two buildings that stand at least convert|500|ft|m|0 in height. Based on 12 skyscrapersref label|note01|A|^ at least convert|500|ft|m|0 tall, and two more under construction, Seattle's skyline is ranked first in the Northwestern United States, third on the West Coast (after Los Angeles and San Francisco) and eleventh in the United States.ref label|note02|B|^ As of May 2008, there are 204 completed high-rises in the city, and 63 high-rise buildings under construction, approved for construction, and proposed for construction,cite web |url=http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/ci/bu/sk/?id=101046 |title=High Rise Buildings of Seattle |accessdate=2008-04-01 |publisher=Emporis.com] including 22 buildings over convert|400|ft|m|0. The tallest building under construction in the city is the Fifth and Columbia Tower. The building, set to be completed by 2011, would rise 43 floors and convert|660|ft|m|0 in height.Cite web |title=Fifth and Columbia Tower |url=http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=5andcolumbiatower-toronto-canada |publisher=Emporis.com |accessdate=2008-02-15]
This list ranks Seattle skyscrapers that stand at least convert|400|ft|m|0 tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. Existing structures are included for ranking purposes based on present height. Freestanding observation
towers, while not habitable buildings, are included for comparison purposes; however, they are not ranked. *Table entries without text indicate that information regarding one or more of building heights, floor counts, and dates of completion has not yet been released.
This lists skyscrapers that are proposed for construction in Seattle that are expected to rise over convert|400|ft|m|0, but are not yet completed structures.
List of buildings in Seattle
:A. note label|note01|A|^This excludes the Space Needle, as it is not a fully habitable building.:B. note label|note02|B|^New York has 216 existing and under construction buildings over 500 feet (152 m), Chicago has 107, Miami has 37, Houston has 31, Los Angeles has 22, Dallas has 19, Atlanta has 19, San Francisco has 18, Las Vegas has 17, Boston has 16 and Seattle has 14. Source of skyline ranking information: SkyscraperPage.com: [http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?cityID=8 New York] , [http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?cityID=4 Chicago] , [http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?cityID=134 Miami] , [http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?cityID=28 Houston] , [http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?cityID=26 Los Angeles] , [http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?cityID=92 Dallas] , [http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?cityID=36 Atlanta] , [http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?cityID=114 San Francisco] , [http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?cityID=163 Las Vegas] , [http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?cityID=145 Boston] , [http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?cityID=27 Seattle] .:C. note label|note03|C|^The Space Needle is not a habitable building, but is included in this list for comparative purposes. Per a ruling by the
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, freestanding observation towers are not considered to be buildings, as they are not fully habitable structures.
* [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/ci/bu/sk/li/?id=101046&bt=2&ht=2&sro=1 Emporis.com - Seattle] ;Specific
* [http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?c27 Diagram of Seattle skyscrapers] on SkyscraperPage
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