Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Driven to Abstraction Wednesday #9

Driven to Abstraction Wednesday #9 by Seattle Daily Photo
Photo & Text © 2013 Seattle Daily Photo. All rights reserved.
1201 Third Ave is reflected and fractured in black granite tiles. This third tallest building in Seattle just sold for $548.8 million. That's $499/square foot, about $50 a square foot cheaper than some newer construction. If names of buildings and sports venues didn't change every few years with the whims of ownership and marketing, this building might be known to you as the Washington Mutual Tower. It was built in 1988 and commands an amazing view of Elliott Bay. WaMu, its original occupant, is no more. Perhaps it will be rechristened for it's new owner as the MetLife Tower soon?


Kate said...

A very fascinating photo, Kim!

brattcat said...

excellent capture, kim.

Kim said...

Thanks Kate and Brattcat. Sometimes small details leap out from the weirdest places :-). This was an image I saw in miniature in granite tiles on a planter box.