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July 3, 2014

Smith Tower turns 100 on the 4th

SEATTLE — On the Fourth of July, Smith Tower will be lit up in red, white and blue to mark Independence Day and the iconic building's 100th birthday.

The 42-story tower was the tallest building west of the Mississippi until the Space Needle was erected in 1962. It cost $1.5 million to build and was named for New York tycoon Lyman Cornelius Smith, who owned $4 million worth of Seattle property in 1914.

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