Smith Tower

Smith Tower information

Location
Seattle , USA
Address
cnr 2nd Ave S & Yesler Way
Prices
observation deck adult/child $7.50/5
Opening hours
10am-dusk
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A mere dwarf amid Seattle's impressive modern stash of skyscrapers, the 42-storey neoclassical Smith Tower was, for half a century after its construction in 1914, the tallest building west of Chicago. The beaux arts-inspired lobby is onyx- and marble-paneled while the brass-and-copper elevator is still manually operated by a uniformed attendant. The public can access the 35th-floor Chinese Room decorated with a hand-carved ceiling and similarly sculpted Chinese furniture.