The Columbia Center
April 1982 -- May 1985
The Columbia Center was renamed the Columbia Seafirst Center during construction, and then renamed the Bank of America Tower with that bank's acquisition of Seafirst Bank. 945 feet tall, it was the ninth largest building in the world on it's completion: The tallest west of the Mississippi. 14,800 tons of structural steel went into this construction. Building models were actually tested in wind tunnels during the design process, and this was one of the first projects to extensively use the computer in engineering design, saving a reputed 100 engineer-years of labor. The building and its' tenants consume enough electricity annually to light and heat 2,256 homes.
There are 261 negatives of this project.


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