Friday, January 4, 2008

Seattle Skyline at Night - Viewed from Beacon Hill

A view of downtown Seattle taken from North Beacon Hill. The I-5 freeway winds around the downtown core. Smith Tower is on the far left. First HIll is on the right.

The 76-story Columbia Center (original name) towers over the surrounding skyscrapers. Voted the Best Bathroom in the USA, the Columbia Club women's bathroom is located on the 76th floor and offers a spectacular easterly view of the Cascades mountain range and the city below.

The tallest building in Washington - opened March 2, 1985 as Columbia Center, then changed names to Columbia Seafirst Center. It became the Bank of America Tower on September 27, 1999, and then full-circle to Columbia Center on November 21, 2005. Columbia Center was sold on April 10, 2007 for $621 million.