The tallest building in the U.S. city of Seattle, Washington is the 76-story Columbia Center, which rises 937 feet (286 m) and was completed in 1985. It is currently the 20th-tallest building in the United States, and the tallest building in the state of Washington. The second-tallest skyscraper in the city and the state is the 1201 Third Avenue, which rises 772 feet (235 m). Nineteen of the twenty tallest buildings in Washington are located in Seattle.
The history of skyscrapers in Seattle began with the 1904 completion of the Alaska Building, which is often regarded as the first steel-framed skyscraper in the city; it rises 14 floors and 203 feet (62 m) in height. Seattle went through a large construction boom in the late 1970s and 1980s, resulting in the construction of 15 of the city’s 20 tallest buildings, including Columbia Center and the 1201 Third Avenue.