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Downtown Architecture--General

Page Two

MORE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED DOWNTOWN ARCHITECTURAL SITES (O through Z)

 

Second and Seneca Building

Second and Seneca Building

 

LISTING OF NOTABLE DOWNTOWN ARCHITECTURE (O to Z)

The following is our listing of the main structures of architectural interest in the downtown area. There are many beautiful structures in downtown but these are our favorites.   Please click on the name or the image to go to the details for that specific structure.


 

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Olympic Tower

Olympic Tower

I think this is one of the most beautiful of all of the buildings that feature terra cotta.  The Art Deco terra cotta ornamentation is quite elegant on this structure. 

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Old Federal Office Building

Old Federal Office Building

This gorgeous Art Deco structure has one of the most beautiful front entrance areas of any building in the city.

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Paramount Theater

Paramount Theater Interior

 

This notable Art Deco theater has a lavish interior inspired by Versailles in France.

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Rainier Bank Tower

Rainier Bank Tower

 

This elegant building seems to teeter on a slender base. 

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Rainer Club

Ranier Club

An absolutely charming building with stepped roofs.

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Seattle Central LIbrary

 

Seattle Central Library

A stunning work of architecture. The spaceship has landed.

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Seattle Municipal Tower

Seattle Municipal Building

A distinctive building standing next to the Columbia Center and Seattle City Hall.

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Seattle City Hall

Seattle City Hall

This is an impressive structure with grand views of the city from its many viewpoints. It is another outstanding place for photography.

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Seattle Tower

 

Seattle Tower

One of Seattle's best Art Deco buildings.

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Second and Seneca Building

 

Second and Seneca Building

 

This is a sleek, modern building and it is a great subject for photography.

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Securities Building

Securities Building Interior Small

The lobby of this building is pretty and the ornamentation around the elevator doors is splendid. 

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Street Clocks

Seattle Street Clocks

Seattle has a number of unique and impressive street clocks.  Some are old, some are new.  Keep your eyes on the lookout for these little gems scattered around. We have a major section of our architectural information about the street clocks.

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Tiffany Building and Clock

Tiffany Building

The beautiful front entrance to the downtown Tiffany Store.

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1201 Third Avenue Building

1201 Third Avenue Building

 

This distinctive 55-story granite and glass building is Seattle's second tallest building.

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United States Federal Courthouse

U S Federal Courthouse

This 23-story building and its public plaza are really striking works of architecture.

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Washington State Convention Center

Washington State Convention Center

The Convention Center is an impressive structure that adjoins the beautiful Freeway Park.  This is a great place for photographers.

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Westlake Park

Westlake Park

I always enjoy walking around this grand park in the middle of Downtown.  It is ideal for people watching, photography, and enjoying the surrounding skyline.

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Westlake Station

Westlake Station

This handsome Metro station is a lovely complement to the beauty of Westlake Park and Westlake Center. 

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Westlake Center

Westlake Center

An attractive upscale mall next to Westlake Park.


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