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Pacific Tower (Seattle)

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The Pacific Tower, formerly the Pacific Medical Center, is a 16-story building at 1200 12th Avenue South on Beacon Hill in Seattle, Washington, United States. It was completed in 1932 and opened the following year as a U.S. Public Health Service facility.[1] The lower floors of the facility still function as a medical center today. occupied much of the building as its headquarters from 1999 until 2010. Much of the space was left vacant after Amazon relocated to South Lake Union. In 2013, the state of Washington agreed to a 30-year lease of 13 floors. Seattle Central College subleases six floors for its healthcare training program.

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Pacific Tower
A brick-clad Art Deco-style building
Pacific Tower in 2012
Pacific Tower (Seattle) is located in Seattle WA Downtown
Pacific Tower (Seattle)
Location within downtown Seattle
Alternative namesPacific Medical Center
Pacific Hospital Preservation and Development Authority
US Marine Hospital
PacMed Building
General information
TypeHealth facility
Former hospital
Former corporate headquarters
Architectural styleArt Deco
Location1200 12th Avenue South
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Coordinates47.5928°N 122.3158°W / 47.5928; -122.3158
Elevation350 ft (110 m)
Height239 ft (73 m)
Technical details
Floor count16
Floor area259,703 sq ft (24,127.2 m2)
NRHP reference No.79002543

The building was designed by Carl Frelinghuysen Gould of Bebb and Gould with assistance from John Graham & Company, and built in a distinctive Art Deco style. The structure is perched on a hill overlooking downtown Seattle and is a prominent part of the city's skyline. It has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places[2] and has been recognized as a landmark by the City of Seattle. The building was retrofitted to better withstand an earthquake in the 1990s; however, portions of the building suffered significant damage during the 2001 Nisqually earthquake.