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Hotel chain  Westin Hotels
Location  United States
Westin Seattle
Address  1900 Fifth Avenue Seattle, Washington
Opening  North Tower: 1982 South Tower: 1969
Management  Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
Height  North Tower: 137 m (449 ft) South Tower: 121 m (397 ft)

The Westin Seattle is a twin tower highrise hotel in Seattle, Washington. The south tower, with 40 floors at 121 m (397 ft) was completed in 1969 as the Washington Plaza Hotel. It was built on the site of the historic Orpheum theater. Western International Hotels operated the Washington Plaza as one property with the adjacent Benjamin Franklin Hotel, built in 1929.

The Benjamin Franklin was demolished in July 1980 for construction of a second, nearly identical tower. While work on the tower went on, the Washington Plaza was renamed The Westin in 1981. Completed in 1982, the 137 m (449 ft) 47-storey north tower, is the tallest hotel tower in the city.

This pair of buildings is featured as the album art for the Modest Mouse album The Lonesome Crowded West.

References

Westin Seattle Wikipedia


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