Rainier Bank Tower
Seattle Attractions--Downtown Architecture
1301 Fifth Avenue
This interesting building was designed by architect Miroru Yamasaki, the architect for New York’s World Trade Center. The building appears to balance precariously on a slender base. It gives you the impression that a gigantic beaver gnawed away at the first few floors of the building. However, the concrete base of the Rainier Bank Tower weighs more than the above-ground structure.