Rainier Tower

Landmark in Downtown, Pike Place & Waterfront

With its inverted base that looks like a tree that's been nibbled by a beaver, this urban behemoth was finished in 1977, after which it quickly acquired the nickname 'the Beaver Building.' Taking up an entire block between 4th and 5th Aves and University and Union Sts is Rainier Sq, a shopping center connected to the top-heavy tower.