AKA: Group Health Cooperative, Administrative and Conference Center

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Lockwood - Greene, Engineering and Construction (firm); Naramore, Bain, Brady, and Johanson, (NBBJ) (firm); William James Bain Sr. (architect); Clifton J. Brady (architect); Greene (engineer); Perry Bertil Johanson (architect); Lockwood (engineer); Floyd Archibald Naramore (architect)

Dates: constructed 1947-1948

521 Wall Street
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98121-1536

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Sixth Street and Wall Street;

The Group Health Cooperative moved into the old newspaper building in 1987; designed by New York-based Lockwood-Greene, Architects, with the local assistance of NBBJ Group; Caterina Provost, "Henry W. Bittman," in Shaping Seattle Architecture, Jeffrey Ochsner, ed., (Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 1994), p. 196, indicated that Henry W. Bittman was "...an associate architect and resident engineer for the new Seattle Post-Intelligencer Building (1947, now altered for use by Group Health), designed by Lockwood and Greene Engineers of New York City." This information is repeated in the appendix, "Locations of Extant Buildings and Projects Presented in the Text," p. 319.

A large neon globe sign bearing the P-I initials stood on the rounded corner of this building from 1948-1988; this globe was moved to a prominent location on the Post-Intelligencer's new offices on Elliot Way, Seattle, WA; remodeling and an addition of an upper story occurred in 1978;

PCAD id: 3109