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A Special Feature of DJC.COM
April 17, 2003
The project team

Owner:
City of Seattle

Architect:
Bassetti Architects/Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Seattle

Project manager:
Shiels Obletz Johnsen, Seattle

General contractor:
Hoffman Construction, Seattle

Structural engineer:
KPFF Consulting Engineers, Seattle

Electrical engineer:
Sparling, Seattle

Civil engineer:
SvR Design, Seattle

Geotechical engineer:
Shannon and Wilson, Seattle

Mechical engineer:
Wood/Harbinger, Bellevue

Acoustical engineer:
The Greenbusch Group, Seattle

Landscape architect:
Gustafson Partners with Swift & Co., Seattle

Cost consultant:
Davis Langdon Adamson

City Hall
Photo by Jon Silver

Feature Stories

"Leaving behind an 'abomination',"
By KEN JOHNSEN, Shiels Obletz Johnsen


"An approachable landmark for Seattle,"
By TODD LYNCH and SERGEI BISCHAK,
Bassetti Architects/Bohlin Cywinski Jackson


"We heard you loud and clear,"
By MARILYN BROCKMAN,
Bassetti Architects/Bohlin Cywinski Jackson


"A building for Seattle's next 100 years,"
By GREG HEPP,
Bassetti Architects/Bohlin Cywinski Jackson


"Complex project requires bold solutions,"
By PAUL DIEDRICH, KPFF Consulting Engineers

Project Fast Facts


Location: 600 Fourth Ave., Seattle

Height: 100 feet from Fifth Avenue, including seven stories and two lower levels

Size: 200,000 square feet

Project cost: $72 million

Building population: 320

Groundbreaking: April 4, 2001

Topping out: April 15, 2002


Tenants: Mayor’s office, City Council, city clerk, Office of Intergovernmental Relations, Office of Planning and Management, Department of Finance, Seattle Channel, Citizen Service Bureau, city attorney/civil division

Opening:The targeted substantial completion date was April 15, though the city will wait until June to begin moving in. The official dedication will be in September.

LEED certification: The new City Hall was designed under the city’s sustainable-building policy, enacted in 2000. The building is expected to reap a LEED silver rating.



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