Seattle’s Smith Tower was once the tallest building west of the Mississippi and among the tallest buildings in the world. Built after Seattle’s Great Fire, it is the oldest skyscraper in the city, and is a tribute to the innovations in engineering and technology of the time. Smith Tower was the tallest on the West Coast until it was surpassed in 1962 by the Space Needle. This documentary by William Juvet provides more insight into this striking, historic building in Pioneer Square.
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