Columbia Center

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Height: Architectural 284.4 m / 933 ft
Height: To Tip 294.8 m / 967 ft
Height: Observatory 275 m / 902 ft
Floors Above Ground 76
Floors Below Ground 7
# of Elevators 46
Top Elevator Speed 6.09 m/s
Tower GFA 142,891 m² / 1,538,066 ft²
# of Parking Spaces 704


Official Name Columbia Center
Other Names Bank of America Tower, Columbia-Seafirst Center
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City Seattle
Street Address & Map 701 5th Avenue
Postal Code 98101
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Concrete Filled Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Energy Label LEED Silver
Construction Start 1982
Completion 1984
Official Website Sky View Observatory
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Global Ranking #238 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #38 Tallest in North America
National Ranking #36 Tallest in United States
City Ranking #1 Tallest in Seattle

Companies Involved

Owner Beacon Capital Partners
Developer Martin Selig Real Estate
Design Chester Lindsey Architects
Structural Engineer
Design Skilling Ward Magnusson Barkshire
Main Contractor Howard S Wright Construction
Other Consultant
• Property Management CBRE
• Vertical Transportation Otis Elevator Company
Material Supplier
• Cladding Cupples
• Fire Proofing Grace Construction Products

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Study Examines Tallest Buildings with Dampers
22 Aug 2018 – CTBUH Research

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper

Research Papers

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I

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