March 7, 2023
(left to right, upper row): Alaska Building, ca 1903; Smith Tower, ca 1914
(left to right, lower row): Space Needle, ca 1962; Seattle First National Bank (also known as the box the Space Needle came in), ca 1969.
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Building Up in Seattle
A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEATTLE’S TALLEST STRUCTURES
Just shy of a century later, Seattle's Columbia Center became the tallest structure in Washington when it opened on March 2, 1985