AKA: One Bellevue Center, Downtown, Bellevue, WA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: McKinley / Gerron Architects (firm); Wright Runstad and Company (firm); Gerald John Gerron (architect); David A. McKinley Jr. (architect); Harold Jon Runstad (developer); Howard S. Wright (building contractor/developer)

Dates: constructed 1982-1983

22 stories, total floor area: 493,400 sq. ft.

411 108th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004-8404

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Seattle-based McKinley/Gerron Architects designed One Bellevue Center to have twelve-sides, rise 22-stories, and contain 357,410 square feet in 1983. Sheathed in blue-gray glass, the building has a 30,000 square-foot landscaped plaza surrounding its first floor. Wright Runstad and Company erected and owned the office building. Construction of the steel framing began during the week of 06/20-26/1982, and was expected to rise four floors every three weeks. The framing was planned to conclude in 12/1982, with 3,600 tons supplied by Atlas Steel, Incorporated, of Portland, OR. When steel framing began in 06/1982, 1 Bellevue Center was envisioned to open by 08/1983. (See "Major building jobs reach new levels," Seattle Times, 06/27/1982, p. D5.)

This 22-story office building, clad in blue reflective glass, contained 493,400 gross square feet, 353,552 net in 2010. It covered a 48,427-square-foot (1.1 acre) lot, and had a taxable value of $94,234,000 (2010).