smith tower

The Smith Tower opened on July 3, 1914. 38 (or so…) stories towering over Seattle, the tallest building West of the Mississippi until the Space Needle was completed in 1962.

38 stories, 462 feet.

I enjoy walking around Pioneer Square finding obscured, “peek-a-boo”, views of the building. Below, a couple of images made on Memorial Day, 2016, around Yesler Way and Washington Street.

The top of the Tower from below and behind the trees on Yesler Way.


The view from the alley (Nord Alley ?) between First Ave and Occidental Ave S.


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