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Columbia Center
Columbia center from smith tower.jpg
Seen from Smith Tower in August 2007
Former names Bank of America Tower
Columbia Seafirst Center
Record height
Tallest in Seattle and Washington state since 1985
Preceded by Safeco Plaza
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location 701 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, Washington,
United States
Coordinates 47°36′16″N 122°19′50″W / 47.60453°N 122.33069°W / 47.60453; -122.33069Coordinates: 47°36′16″N 122°19′50″W / 47.60453°N 122.33069°W / 47.60453; -122.33069
Construction started 1982
Completed January 12, 1985
Opened March 2, 1985
Cost US$200 million (approx. $396 million in 2018 dollars2018)
Owner Gaw Capital Partners
Height
Architectural 933 ft (284 m)
Tip 967 ft (295 m)
Roof 937 ft (286 m)
Observatory 902 ft (275 m)
Technical details
Floor count 76
(76 & 7 below ground)
Floor area 1,538,000 sq ft (142,900 m2)
Lifts/elevators 48
Design and construction
Architect Chester Lindsey Architects
Developer Martin Selig
Structural engineer Magnusson Klemencic Associates (formerly Skilling Helle Christiansen Robertson)
Main contractor Howard S. Wright Construction

The Columbia Center, formerly named the Bank of America Tower and Columbia Seafirst Center, is a skyscraper in downtown Seattle, Washington. It is the tallest building in Seattle and the state of Washington. Its height is 933 ft (284 m).

At the time of its completion, the Columbia Center was the tallest structure on the West Coast; as of 2017, it is the fourth-tallest, behind buildings in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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