The Info List - IBM Building (Seattle)

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The IBM Building is a 20-story skyscraper in the Metropolitan Tract at 1200 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, Washington.[4] The building was designed by Minoru Yamasaki, who also was architect of Rainier Tower on the corner diagonally opposite, and the World Trade Center in New York City. Its construction was completed in 1963.[5] Nard Jones wrote in 1972 that "There is an architectural poetry about [the building] that is at variance with the endless jibes at computerization and the alleged sober pragmatism of IBM personnel.[6] The corner of the complex at 5th Avenue and University Street was once the site of the Seattle Ice Arena from 1915 to 1963. References[edit]

^ IBM Building (Seattle) at Emporis ^ "IBM Building". SkyscraperPage.  ^ IBM Building (Seattle) at Structurae ^ "IBM Building". The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Housing. Retrieved 2017-06-12.  ^ Woodridge, Sally B.; Roger Montgomery (1980). A Guide to Architecture in Washington State. University of Washington Press. p. 128. ISBN 0-295-95779-4.  ^ Jones, Nard (1972). Seattle. Doubleday. p. 9. ISBN 0-385-01875-4. 

External links[edit]

Media related to IBM Tower, Seattle at Wikimedia Commons IBM Building facts at Unico Properties

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Architecture by Minoru Yamasaki


One Woodward Avenue (1963) IBM Building (1963) The Century Plaza Hotel (1966) M&T Bank Center, Buffalo (1967) World Trade Center Tower 1, Tower 2, Buildings 4, 5 and 6 (1970–1971) Montgomery Ward Corporate Headquarters Tower (1972) Century Plaza Towers (1975) Bank of Oklahoma (1977) Rainier Bank Tower (1977) Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (1978) 100 Washington Square (1981) Torre Picasso (1988) Columbia Center (1989–2000)


St. Louis Lambert International Airport main terminal (1956) Dhahran International Airport terminal (1961) Eastern Airlines terminal at Logan Airport (1969) King Fahd International Airport master plan (1977)

Houses of worship

North Shore Congregation Israel (1964) Temple Beth El (1974) Shinji Shumeikai Founder's Hall (1982)

Other buildings

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Detroit Branch Building annex (1951) Pruitt–Igoe housing project (1954) Grosse Pointe University School (1954) Military Personnel Records Center (1955) McGregor Memorial Conference Center (1957) Prentis Building and DeRoy Auditorium Complex (1959) Pacific Science Center (1962) Irwin Library at Butler University (1963) Oberlin Conservatory of Music (1963) Northwestern National Life Building (1965) Robertson Hall at Princeton University (1965) Quo Vadis Entertainment Center (1966) Dr. John Archer Library (1967) Japan Center (1968) Tulsa Performing Arts Center (1976) Istanbul Cevahir (1987)

Landscape architecture

Wascana Centre and University of Regina - Regina Campus (1961–1967)

List of works by Minoru Yamasaki

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History of IBM Mergers and acquisitions Think (motto) Operating Systems


Cell microprocessor Mainframe Personal Computer IBM Power Systems Information Management Software Lotus Software Rational Software SPSS ILOG Tivoli Software: Service Automation Manager WebSphere alphaWorks Criminal Reduction Utilising Statistical History Mashup Center PureQuery Redbooks FlashSystem Fortran Connections

Business entities

Center for The Business of Government Cloud computing Global Services International subsidiaries jStart Kenexa Research The Weather Company (Weather Underground)



1250 René-Lévesque, Montreal, QC One Atlantic Center, Atlanta, GA

Software Labs

Rome Software Lab Toronto Software Lab

IBM Buildings

330 North Wabash, Chicago, IL Johannesburg Seattle

Research Labs

Africa Almaden Austin Laboratory Australia Brazil China Laboratory Haifa Laboratory India Laboratory Ireland Thomas J. Watson Center, New York Tokyo Zurich Laboratory


Hakozaki Facility Yamato Facility

Cambridge Scientific Center IBM Hursley Canada Head Office Building IBM Rochester Somers Office Complex


Academy of Technology Centers for Advanced Studies: CASCON Deep Thunder IBM Fellow Pulse conference The Great Mind Challenge DeveloperWorks: Develothon Linux Technology Center IBM Virtual Universe Community Smarter Planet World Community Grid


Automated teller machine Electronic keypunch Hard disk drive Floppy disk DRAM Relational model Selectric typewriter Financial swaps Universal Product Code Magnetic stripe card Sabre airline reservation system Scanning tunneling microscope


Globally Integrated Enterprise Commercial Processing Workload Consumability e-business


Thomas J. Watson (1914–1956) Thomas Watson Jr. (1956–1971) T. Vincent Learson (1971–1973) Frank T. Cary (1973–1981) John R. Opel (1981–1985) John Fellows Akers (1985–1993) Louis V. Gerstner Jr. (1993–2002) Samuel J. Palmisano (2002–2011) Ginni Rometty (2012–present)

Board of directors

Alain Belda William R. Brody Kenneth Chenault Michael L. Eskew David Farr Shirley Ann Jackson Andrew N. Liveris James McNerney James W. Owens Samuel J. Palmisano Virginia M. Rometty Joan E. Spero Sidney Taurel Lorenzo Zambrano


A Boy and His Atom Common Public License/IBM Public License Customer engineer Deep Blue Deep Thought Dynamic infrastructure GUIDE International IBM and the Holocaust IBM international chess tournament Lucifer cipher Mathematica IBM Plex SHARE computing ScicomP Watson Quantum Experience

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Seattle skyscrapers and towers


Columbia Center 1201 Third Avenue Two Union Square Seattle Municipal Tower Safeco Plaza Space Needle Russell Investments Center U.S. Bank Centre Wells Fargo Center 800 Fifth Avenue 901 Fifth Avenue Madison Centre Doppler Day 1 Rainier Tower Fourth and Madison Building 1918 Eighth Avenue 1600 Seventh Avenue 1000 Second Avenue Henry M. Jackson Federal Building Smith Tower One Union Square Olive 8 1111 Third Avenue Westin Seattle North Tower Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue Premiere on Pine Cirrus Insignia Towers Kinects Helios Westin Building Aspira United States Courthouse Seattle Tower UW Tower Exchange Building

Under construction

Rainier Square Tower F5 Tower Amazon Tower III 2&U Hyatt Regency Seattle McKenzie Apartments AMLI Arc Arrivé Stratus West Edge Tower Nexus 970 Denny Way 1120 Denny Way


4/C 3rd & Cherry AVA

Never built

888 Tower Seventh at Westlake Tower 1015 Second Avenue


McGuire Apartments

See also: Tallest bu