AKA: Pacific Northwest Bell Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA; 1600 Bell Plaza, Downtown, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Naramore, Bain, Brady, and Johanson, (NBBJ) (firm); William James Bain Sr. (architect); William James Bain Jr. (architect); Clifton J. Brady (architect); Perry Bertil Johanson (architect); Floyd Archibald Naramore (architect)

Dates: constructed 1975-1976

33 stories, total floor area: 586,000 sq. ft.

1600 7th Avenue
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98101

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7th Avenue between Pine Street and Olive Way

This 33-story office building contained approximately 586,000 square feet. On 05/23/1976, the Seattle Times noted that the Pacific Northwest Bell Building was "nearing completion" and would "...cost in excess of $38 million." The article noted that "The plaza and arcade areas are designed through the use of trees, planting and pools to provide a people-oriented attraction for the public." (See "Strong Growth Continues in Downtown Seattle," Seattle Times, Downtown Seattle Development Association 1976 Annual Report Section, 05/23/1976, p. 8.)

PCAD id: 6236