30 Dec '13, 3pm
Project of the Week: Russell Investments Center in Seattle, WA by PFS Studio, @Hydrotech6125 and more... #greernoofs
Formerly owned by Washington Mutual Bank, who built the green roof before dissolving in the financial crisis of 2008, the Russell Investments Center tower boasts forty-two stories of Class A+ office space at Second and Union in downtown Seattle. On its completion, the then WaMu Center was the largest skyscraper to mark Seattles skyline in nearly 15 years. Currently it is the citys 6th tallest building, at 182 meters (598 ft). JPMorgan Chase took ownership of the building when it bought WaMu from the FDIC, but sold it a year later to Northwestern Mutual of Milwaukee. Russell Investments is a subsidiary of Northwestern Mutual, and the Russell Investments Center skyscraper is very well known for its beautiful, thriving roof garden on the 17th floor. Sweeping, unparalleled views of Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, Mount Rainier, the Space Needle and downtown Seattle are vis...