AKA: Fourth and Battery Office Building, Denny Regrade, Seattle, WA; 4th and Battery Building, Denny Regrade, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Lindsey, Chester, L., and Associates, Architects (firm); Selig, Martin, Real Estate (firm); Chester Loren Lindsey (architect); Martin Selig (developer)

Dates: constructed 1977-1978

12 stories, total floor area: 202,556 sq. ft.

4th Avenue and Battery Street
Downtown, Seattle , WA 98121

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Seattle developer Martin Selig commissioned this office building in the mid-1970s; in 05/1976, the Seattle Times indicated that the 10-story building would cost approximately $10 million and contain 160,000 square feet. It estimated construction completion in 1977. (See "Strong Growth Continues in Downtown Seattle," Seattle Times, Downtown Seattle Development Association 1976 Annual Report Section, 05/23/1976, p. 8.) The size of the building increased in 1976 or 1977, and delayed the completion of construction to 1978; according to the Urban Land Institute, the Fourth and Battery Office Building contained 12 stories and 205,000 square-feet of Class A office space. (See Urban Land Institute, Tall Office Buildings in the United States, [Washington, DC: Urban Land Institute, 1985], p. 76.) Selig owned a number of properties on 4th Avenue in Seattle at Vine Street, Battery Street and Blanchard Street; for each of them, he commissioned architect Chester L. Lindsey (1927-2003) to produce his designs.

The Martin Selig Real Estate firm referred to the project as "4th & Battery Building #17."

PCAD id: 10221