1001 Fourth Avenue Plaza Building
1001 Fourth Avenue Plaza is a landmark Seattle office building. Opened in 1969, the high rise stands 50 stories, once towering over the downtown skyline and ranking as the second tallest structure in the West. The building ushered in a period of tremendous growth for this region, positioning Seattle as a major West Coast city. Since 1001 Fourth Avenue Plaza opened shortly after the building of the Space Needle, it became affectionately known as "the box the Space Needle came in." Designed by Naramore, Bain, Bray, and Johanson, the building is clad in bronze-colored aluminum and glass. Distinctive building features include a two-story lobby and a Henry Moore sculpture titled "Three Piece Sculpture: Vertebrae 1968" located on the plaza and owned by the Seattle Art Museum. Today, the 1001 Fourth Avenue Plaza building offers tenants Class A office space with a piece of the city's history in the heart of Seattle's Central Business District.
Amenities include a five-level, underground, secure parking garage and 15,000 square feet of ground-floor retail comprised of a fitness center, a full-service bank, a U.S. Post Office, a medical/dental center, a gift shop, a dry cleaner, work site massage, and restaurants.
Location and Access
1001 Fourth Avenue Plaza is located on a full city block at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Madison Street and is convenient to a variety of business activities. Hotels, restaurants, shopping, business, and government services, such as the public library and United States Court House are all within walking distance. Convenient commuter access to the building includes easy freeway access along Madison and Spring Streets. There is also public transportation to all suburbs within a two-block radius.
From I-5 South, take the James Street exit (#165A). Stay to the right. Turn right before the light and head west on Columbia Street. Turn right and head north on Fourth Avenue. Turn left and head west on Madison Street. The parking garage entrance is on the right between Fourth and Third Avenues.
From I-5 North, take the Dearborn Street/James Street/Madison Street exit (164A). Follow the signs to the Madison Street exit. Turn left at the light and head west on Madison Street. Pass Fourth Avenue and the parking garage entrance is on the right between Fourth and Third Avenues.