Excuse Me While I Kiss The Sky

Remember when the Smith Tower was the tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi?

Well, neither do I, but there are those who do.

Completed in 1914, The 38 storey Smith Tower retained its distinction until the Kansas City Power & Light Building was built in 1931. In 1962, our other local landmark, the Space Needle overtook it as the tallest building on the west coast.

My, how things have changed in downtown Seattle since then. 

As seen yesterday from the 33rd floor of 1521 2nd Avenue, another significant skyscraper in downtown Seattle and a magnificent vantage point. 

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