Columbia Center - Seattle, Washington
Posted by: Vermontish
N 47° 36.231 W 122° 19.801
10T E 550359 N 5272488
Quick Description: Columbia Center Tower
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 6/19/2008 5:59:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM40RM
Tallest building in Washington, tallest by number of floors west of the Mississippi. Originally designed to be 1,005 feet, the FAA insisted it be shortened because of a flight path to SeaTac Airport. The number of floors was retained by shortening the floor-to-floor height by 6 inches.
The view from the observation deck is stupendous.
Building Name: Columbia Center Tower
Structure Height: 935
Number of Stories: 76
Year Built: 1985
Architect/Design Firm: Chester L. Lindsey
Publicly accessible areas:
Offices, retail, banking, food court, observation deck.
Sky View Observatory is open daily 10am-8pm
Building access is free. However if you want to visit the observation deck on the 73rd floor it will cost you. The following information was obtained from the Sky View Observatory website:
Purchase your tickets online or in person on Floor 73. Pricing is as follows:
Children Ages 6-12: $9.00
Children Ages 5 & under: FREE
Students & Military with ID: $9.00
Seniors 55+: $9.00
Annual Membership: $95.00
For groups of 10 or more, please contact us for rates:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.386.5564
701 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Building Website: [Web Link]
Emporis link: [Web Link]
To visit this waymark, you must provide a description of your experience and add one photograph (taken by you) of any part of the skyscraper to the gallery. This photograph does not have to have either you or your GPS receiver in it.