1600 Seventh Avenue facts for kids
Quick facts for kids1600 Seventh
|Alternative names||1600 Bell Plaza
Pacific Northwest Bell Building
US West Communications
|Location||1600 7th Avenue
|Roof||151.79 m (498.0 ft)|
|Floor area||766,800 sq ft (71,240 m2)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||John Graham & Company|
|Main contractor||Hoffman Construction Co. of Washington|
1600 Seventh, is a 32-story, 152 m (499 ft) skyscraper in Seattle, Washington, completed in 1976 and designed by John Graham & Company. As of 2019 it is the 19th tallest building in the city. It was originally known as the Pacific Northwest Bell Building, and later 1600 Bell Plaza, then US West Communications and then Qwest Plaza.
In April 2012, a year after acquiring Qwest Communications, Centurylink sold the Bell Plaza/Qwest Plaza property to New York real estate investment firm Clarion Partners for $137 million. Clarion is now leasing lower-level floors to Centurylink and WeWork. Floors 4-6 and 16–32 are occupied by Nordstrom, and the ground floor holds retail establishments. Centurylink's NW Regional President, Brian Stading issued a statement saying that the tower was not a fundamental component of their business strategy. Seattle real estate company, The Urban Renaissance Group, represented Clarion in the sale and will operate the building for the new owner.
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