The Columbia Center
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The Columbia Center
701 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 386-5151

The Columbia Center (formerly the Bank of America tower) stands at 937 feet and is 76 stories tall. It dominates the skyline and is the tallest building in Seattle. Most of the building is occupied by office space but there is a 73rd fl observation deck that is open to the public.

The observation deck features roughly a 270 degree indoor view of Seattle and the surrounding area. From the observation deck you can see Bellevue, South Seattle, Elliot Bay, the Space Needle, Queen Anne, Lake Union and everything in between. The Columbia Center is so high that it’s parallel to jets coming in to land at Boeing field.

To get to the observation deck you have to take one elevator to the 40th floor then another to the 73rd floor. The cost is only $5 making which is far cheaper than $16 at the Space Needle. In addition, the Columbia Center observation deck doesn’t get as crowded as the space needle. The only drawback is that it’s only open Monday thru Friday during business hours.