Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses - apartment houses

Designers: Callison Architecture, Incorporated (firm); Kopczynski, Cary, and Company (CKC), Structural Engineers (firm); Mortenson, M.A., Construction Company (firm); Anthony Callison (architect); Cary Kopczynski (structural engineer); Morton A. Mortenson Sr. (building contractor)

Dates: constructed 1999-2001

31 stories, total floor area: 538,339 sq. ft.

1942 Westlake Avenue
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98101-1208

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Designed by Seattle-based Callison Architects, this 311-foot-tall Modern tower contained 31 floors when it was completed in the Summer-Fall of 2001. It had 366 units, space for 386 vehicles (parking occupied underground levels) and cost $51,900,000. It contained 538,339 gross square feet, 335,932 net. Construction began in 1999. Rental apartments consisted of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units and averaged 894 square feet. It had a cast-in-place concrete frame with hybrid concrete floor slabs. The first seven stories housed a parking garage and 10,000 square feet of commercial space, topped by 25 stories of rental apartments. A deck on top of the garage featured an outdoor recreation area with indoor swimming pool, spa, exercise room, party room and private theater. Continental Properties LLC, a real estate development company headquartered in Bellevue, WA, was responsible for the project and owned it until 2003, when it sold it for a large profit. It had a taxable value of $63,191,000 in 2002, and stood at $99,500,000 in 2012.

The Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association bestowed the Metropolitan Tower a First Place Award in its annual competition for excellence in design, engineering, and construction.