The Smith Tower – Seattle, Washington

At forty-two stories, 462′ (141 m,) the Smith Tower was the tallest building in Seattle for fifty-five years, 1914 to 1969. On a vacation some years ago, we enjoyed the history of that building and climbing to the observation level near the top.

From the NW corner,  eleven-year old Steve stands before the Seattle Space Needle seen here to the north.

                      Eastern Elliot Bay forms the waterfront of Seattle.

And the view south is the old King Dome, which we thoroughly toured earlier, with the King Street Train Station (with tower) and I-5 in the distance to the left, here looking south

         Thanks for viewing, zoom in for a closer look and comments are always welcome. M 🙂

6 thoughts on “The Smith Tower – Seattle, Washington

    1. Anonymous

      We were fortunate the weather was clear, and I believe Mt Rainer was just visible from the Space Needle when we were there back in ’89. Thanks for the comment as usual and hope all is well for you and your family after this most unusual year. M 🙂

  1. I find myself more drawn, throughout history/architecture, the pure beauty of arches and domes in buildings/structures – and less viscerally drawn to tall, highrise buildings, despite my intellectual awe at the engineering required to ‘build skyward’ – thus, while both are beautiful, I found myself gazing upon the King Dome for longer – whether it’s shape or the encircling lines (ramps?) it recalled to mind, my continued fascination with the Guggenheim Museum

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