northern life tower

S… Seattle

Seattle Tower, Seattle, Washington
Illustration by Gerard Michel

I was looking for a photo for Seattle and instead found this wonderful illustration. Wow! And look at all this artist’s other architectural work!

Info on Seattle Tower from Wikipedia:

The Seattle Tower, originally known as the Northern Life Tower, is a 27-story skyscraper in downtown Seattle, Washington. The building is located on 1218 Third Avenue and is known as Seattle’s first art-deco tower. Its distinctive, ziggurat exterior is clad in 33 shades of brick designed to effect a gradient which lightens from the bottom to the top of the building. This is said to have been inspired by local rock formations.