Seattle Modern Architecture & Skylines Photos

Seattle has enjoyed a prosperity which has allowed the city to create a range of attractive modern skyscrapers.

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Seattle downtown, waterfront of Elliott Bay with Olympic mountain ranges in distance from Columbia Center Sky View. Seattle, WA.Skyscrapers of core of downtown Seattle seen from above. Seattle, WA.Space needle, black-angular Sedgwick James Building, & barrel-topped Century Square seen from Columbia Center. Seattle, WA.WaMu Center, Washington Mutual & black Safeco Plaza towers above Seattle waterfront. Seattle, WA.
Seattle downtown, waterfront of Elliott Bay with Olympic mountain ranges in distance from Columbia Center Sky View. Seattle, WA.Skyscrapers of core of downtown Seattle seen from above. Seattle, WA.Space needle, black-angular Sedgwick James Building, & barrel-topped Century Square seen from Columbia Center. Seattle, WA.WaMu Center, Washington Mutual & black Safeco Plaza towers above Seattle waterfront. Seattle, WA.
Washington Mutual Tower. Seattle, WA.Upper floors of Washington Mutual Tower. Seattle, WA.Crown of Washington Mutual Tower. Seattle, WA.Facade detail of Washington Mutual Tower. Seattle, WA.
Washington Mutual Tower (1988) (55 floors) (1201 3rd Ave.). Seattle, WA. Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Assoc..Upper floors of Washington Mutual Tower. Seattle, WA.Crown of Washington Mutual Tower. Seattle, WA.Facade detail of Washington Mutual Tower. Seattle, WA.
Safeco Plaza. Seattle, WA.Ground floor art & windows of Safeco Plaza. Seattle, WA.Henry M. Jackson, hexagonal Wells Fargo Center, black Safeco Plaza, bluish Fourth & Madison, vertical ribbed 901 Fifth Ave. buildings from Columbia Center. Seattle, WA.Pointed roof of W Hotel. Seattle, WA.
Safeco Plaza (1969) (50 floors) (1001 4th Ave.). Seattle, WA. Architect: NBBJ.Ground floor art & windows of Safeco Plaza. Seattle, WA.Henry M. Jackson, hexagonal Wells Fargo Center, black Safeco Plaza, bluish Fourth & Madison, vertical ribbed 901 Fifth Ave. buildings from Columbia Center. Seattle, WA.Pointed roof of W Hotel (1999) (27 floors) (1112 4th Ave.). Seattle, WA. Architect: Callison Architecture, Inc..
View up 2nd Ave. with Henry M. Jackson; Seattle Art Museum; domed Second & Seneca; Space Needle, & 1000 Second Ave. buildings from Smith Tower. Seattle, WA.View up 2nd Ave. with Henry M. Jackson; Seattle Art Museum; domed Second & Seneca; & Wells Fargo Center buildings over Pioneer Square historic district from Smith Tower. Seattle, WA.Exchange Building , red Seattle Federal Office Building, & Henry M. Jackson Building from above. Seattle, WA.Seattle Federal Office Building. Seattle, WA.
View up 2nd Ave. with Henry M. Jackson; Seattle Art Museum; domed Second & Seneca; Space Needle, & 1000 Second Ave. buildings from Smith Tower. Seattle, WA.View up 2nd Ave. with Henry M. Jackson; Seattle Art Museum; domed Second & Seneca; & Wells Fargo Center buildings over Pioneer Square historic district from Smith Tower. Seattle, WA.Exchange Building (1930), red Seattle Federal Office Building, & Henry M. Jackson Building from above. Seattle, WA.Seattle Federal Office Building (1933) (12 floors) (909 1st Ave.). Seattle, WA. Style: Art Deco. Architect: Louis A. Simon + James A. Wetmore. On National Register.
Art Deco details of Seattle Federal Office Building. Seattle, WA.Henry M. Jackson Building over Seattle Federal Office Building. Seattle, WA.Henry M. Jackson Federal Building. Seattle, WA.Ground level of Henry M. Jackson Building. Seattle, WA.
Art Deco details of Seattle Federal Office Building. Seattle, WA.Henry M. Jackson Building over Seattle Federal Office Building. Seattle, WA.Henry M. Jackson Federal Building (1974) (37 floors) (915 2nd Ave.). Seattle, WA. Architect: Bassetti Architects.Ground level of Henry M. Jackson Building. Seattle, WA.
Wells Fargo Center. Seattle, WA.Wells Fargo Center, black Safeco Plaza & bluish Fourth & Madison buildings. Seattle, WA.Fourth & Madison Building from above. Seattle, WA.Fourth & Madison Building. Seattle, WA.
Wells Fargo Center (1983) (47 floors) (999 3rd Ave.). Seattle, WA. Architect: McKinley Architects.Wells Fargo Center, black Safeco Plaza & bluish Fourth & Madison buildings. Seattle, WA.Fourth & Madison Building from above. Seattle, WA.Fourth & Madison Building (2002) (40 floors) (925 4th Ave.). Seattle, WA. Architect: Kendall/Heaton Assoc. Inc. + Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership.
Fourth & Madison Building end facade. Seattle, WA.901 Fifth Ave. Seattle, WA.Wells Fargo Center & 901 Fifth Ave. Seattle, WA.Columbia Center & 901 Fifth Ave. over First United Methodist Church. Seattle, WA.
Fourth & Madison Building end facade. Seattle, WA.901 Fifth Ave. (former Bank of California & Union Bank of California) (1973) (42 floors). Seattle, WA. Architect: John Graham & Assoc..Wells Fargo Center & 901 Fifth Ave. Seattle, WA.Columbia Center & 901 Fifth Ave. over First United Methodist Church. Seattle, WA.
Skyline of Seattle from south with Wells Fargo Center, bluish Fourth & Madison, 901 Fifth Ave. through pointed Smith Tower & tall Columbia Center & Seattle Municipal Towers. Seattle, WA.Columbia Center & Seattle Municipal Tower from Smith Tower observation deck. Seattle, WA.Columbia Center. Seattle, WA.Columbia Center, Seattle Municipal Tower & City Hall. Seattle, WA.
Skyline of Seattle from south with Wells Fargo Center, bluish Fourth & Madison, 901 Fifth Ave. through pointed Smith Tower & tall Columbia Center & Seattle Municipal Towers. Seattle, WA.Columbia Center & Seattle Municipal Tower from Smith Tower observation deck. Seattle, WA.Columbia Center (1985) (76 floors) (701 5th Ave.). Seattle, WA. Architect: Chester Lindsey Architects.Columbia Center, Seattle Municipal Tower & City Hall. Seattle, WA.
Seattle Municipal Tower. Seattle, WA.Seattle City Hall. Seattle, WA.Bank of America Fifth Ave. Plaza. Seattle, WA.Financial Center. Seattle, WA.
Seattle Municipal Tower (1990) (62 floors) (700 5th Ave.) (former Key Bank Tower). Seattle, WA. Architect: Bassetti Architects.Seattle City Hall (2005) (7 floors) (600 4th Ave.). Seattle, WA. Architect: Bassetti Architects + Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Bank of America Fifth Ave. Plaza (1981) (42 floors) (800 5th Ave.). Seattle, WA. Architect: 3D/International.Financial Center (1972) (28 floors) (1215 4th Ave.). Seattle, WA. Architect: NBBJ.
Washington Mutual Tower, 1200 Third Ave. , & Financial Center. Seattle, WA.View from Olympic Sculpture Park to downtown Seattle along rail lands which Park now occupies. Seattle, WA.Residential buildings from Seattle waterfront over double deck freeway. Seattle, WA.WaMu Center & Washington Mutual Tower over apartment buildings seen from Seattle waterfront. Seattle, WA.
Washington Mutual Tower, 1200 Third Ave. (1921), & Financial Center. Seattle, WA.View from Olympic Sculpture Park to downtown Seattle along rail lands which Park now occupies. Seattle, WA.Residential buildings from Seattle waterfront over double deck freeway. Seattle, WA.WaMu Center & Washington Mutual Tower over apartment buildings seen from Seattle waterfront. Seattle, WA.
WaMu Center. Seattle, WA.Washington Mutual Tower over waterfront residential buildings & Miner's Landing pier. Seattle, WA.Washington Mutual Tower, stepped 1000 2nd Ave., Wells Fargo Center, & Henry M. Jackson from Seattle waterfront. Seattle, WA.Domed Second & Seneca & 1000 Second Ave. Seattle, WA.
WaMu Center (2006) (42 floors) (1301 2nd Ave.) (office tower of Seattle Art Museum). Seattle, WA. Architect: NBBJ.Washington Mutual Tower over waterfront residential buildings & Miner's Landing pier. Seattle, WA.Washington Mutual Tower, stepped 1000 2nd Ave., Wells Fargo Center, & Henry M. Jackson from Seattle waterfront. Seattle, WA.Domed Second & Seneca & 1000 Second Ave. (1987) (43 floors). Seattle, WA.
Hammering Man sculpture of Seattle Art Museum + Second & Seneca Building. Seattle, WA.Second & Seneca Building. Seattle, WA.Skyline of Seattle with Pike Place Market buildings strung along escarpment edge. Seattle, WA.Westin Towers, Rainier Tower, & US Bank Centre. Seattle, WA.
Hammering Man sculpture of Seattle Art Museum + Second & Seneca Building. Seattle, WA.Second & Seneca Building (1991) (22 floors) (1191 2nd Ave.). Seattle, WA.Skyline of Seattle with Pike Place Market buildings strung along escarpment edge. Seattle, WA.Westin Towers, Rainier Tower, & US Bank Centre. Seattle, WA.
View from Seattle Center Monorail to Westin Seattle Towers. Seattle, WA.Westin Seattle Towers & Seattle Monorail. Seattle, WA.Westlake Park & Westlake Center. Seattle, WA.Westlake Center. Seattle, WA.
View from Seattle Center Monorail to Westin Seattle Towers. Seattle, WA.Westin Seattle Towers (1982) (47 floors) & Seattle Monorail. Seattle, WA. Architect: John Graham & Assoc..Westlake Park & Westlake Center. Seattle, WA.Westlake Center (1988) (25 floors) (1601 5th Ave.). Seattle, WA. Architect: RTKL Assoc. Inc..
Balconies of Westlake Center. Seattle, WA.Macy's over waterfall fountain of Westlake Center Park. Seattle, WA.US Bank Centre & Logan Building by Mandeville & Berge. Seattle, WA.US Bank Centre [aka City Centre]. Seattle, WA.
Balconies of Westlake Center. Seattle, WA.Macy's (1928) (7 floors) (1601 3rd Ave.) over waterfall fountain of Westlake Center Park. Seattle, WA.US Bank Centre & Logan Building (1959) by Mandeville & Berge. Seattle, WA.US Bank Centre [aka City Centre] (1989) (44 Floors) (1420 5th Ave.). Seattle, WA. Architect: Callison Architecture.
Melbourne Tower & Century Square. Seattle, WA.Melbourne Tower & Century Square Buildings. Seattle, WA.Century Square. Seattle, WA.Round window of Century Square. Seattle, WA.
Melbourne Tower (1928) (11 floors) (1511 3rd Ave.) & Century Square. Seattle, WA. Architect: Lawton & Moldenhour.Melbourne Tower & Century Square Buildings. Seattle, WA.Century Square (1986) (30 floors) (1501 4th Ave.). Seattle, WA. Architect: 3D/International.Round window of Century Square. Seattle, WA.
Two Union Square with flag & gray One Union Square against Lake Union. Seattle, WA.Two Union Square. Seattle, WA.Two Union Square, & Westin Towers at sunset. Seattle, WA.Fifth & Madison Residence next to Seattle Public Library. Seattle, WA.
Two Union Square with flag & gray One Union Square against Lake Union. Seattle, WA.Two Union Square (1989) (56 floors) (601 Union St.). Seattle, WA. Architect: NBBJ.Two Union Square, & Westin Towers at sunset. Seattle, WA.Fifth & Madison Residence (2007) (24 floors) next to Seattle Public Library. Seattle, WA. Architect: Ruffcorn Mott Hinthorne Stine.
Metallic colored tile mural on Fifth & Madison Residence. Seattle, WA.Coliseum Theater Building & walkway arch over Pike St. Seattle, WA.Benaroya Hall home of Seattle Symphony. Seattle, WA.Benaroya Hall & Seattle surroundings. Seattle, WA.
Metallic colored tile mural on Fifth & Madison Residence. Seattle, WA.Coliseum Theater Building (1915) (500 Pike St.) & walkway arch over Pike St. Seattle, WA.Benaroya Hall home of Seattle Symphony (1998) (200 University St. at 2nd Ave.). Seattle, WA. Architect: LMN Architects.Benaroya Hall & Seattle surroundings. Seattle, WA.
Entrance to Benaroya Hall & Metro Tunnel for buses. Seattle, WA.Metropolitan Park East from Space Needle. Seattle, WA.Downtown Seattle from Space Needle with tall Two Union Square, & round Westin Seattle Towers. Seattle, WA.Downtown Seattle from Space Needle with round Westin Seattle Towers & blue-roofed Westlake Center. Seattle, WA.
Entrance to Benaroya Hall & Metro Tunnel for buses. Seattle, WA.Metropolitan Park East (1980-88) (18-20 floors) from Space Needle. Seattle, WA. Architect: Sclater Partners Architects PC.Downtown Seattle from Space Needle with tall Two Union Square, & round Westin Seattle Towers. Seattle, WA.Downtown Seattle from Space Needle with round Westin Seattle Towers & blue-roofed Westlake Center. Seattle, WA.
Downtown Seattle from Space Needle with Westlake Center, US Bank Centre Tower, Rainier Tower, & Seattle Municipal Tower. Seattle, WA.Downtown Seattle from Space Needle with Columbia Center, 1001 Fourth Ave. Plaza, Washington Mutual Tower, cylindrical-topped Century Square , & black-angular Sedgwick James Building. Seattle, WA.Sedgwick James Building. Seattle, WA.
Downtown Seattle from Space Needle with Westlake Center, US Bank Centre Tower, Rainier Tower, & Seattle Municipal Tower. Seattle, WA.Downtown Seattle from Space Needle with Columbia Center, 1001 Fourth Ave. Plaza, Washington Mutual Tower, cylindrical-topped Century Square , & black-angular Sedgwick James Building. Seattle, WA.Sedgwick James Building (1979) (25 floors) (2101 4th Ave.). Seattle, WA. Architect: Chester Lindsey Architects.

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