Norton Building

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Norton Building
Seattle - Norton Building 01.jpg
Norton Building is located in Seattle WA Downtown
Norton Building
Location within downtown Seattle
General information
Location801 2nd Ave
Seattle, Washington, 98101
Coordinates47°36′14″N 122°20′06″W / 47.604°N 122.335°W / 47.604; -122.335Coordinates: 47°36′14″N 122°20′06″W / 47.604°N 122.335°W / 47.604; -122.335
OwnerNorthwest Building Corporation
Technical details
Floor count17 (excluding 4 story base)
Design and construction
ArchitectBindon & Wright, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

The Norton Building is a post-World War II office building in the International Style, located in Seattle, Washington, USA. Built on a sloping lot with the foundation of a large granite base, the building rises 17 stories above the city.

It is notable as one of the first post-World War II private office buildings in the city. Furthermore, its Modernism contrasts with the neighboring Exchange Building which is in the Art Deco style.


The Norton Building has housed multiple tenants including LMN Architects and Pacific Northern Airlines.[3] The building was also home to Seattle's Member-Only Harbor Club which closed on December 31, 2015[4]. The building has sweeping views of the city and Puget Sound region.


  1. ^ Norton Building at Emporis
  2. ^ Krafft, Katheryn; LaFever, Alison. "City of Seattle Landmark Nomination Application" (PDF). Historic Preservation - Department of Neighbourhoods. City of Seattle. Retrieved 29 August 2013.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "LINE MARKS 29TH YEAR - Pacific Northern Notes Gains in Alaska Air Service - Article -" (PDF). New York Times. 2012-06-10. Retrieved 2013-09-01.
  4. ^ "Closed - The Harbor Club - Seattle". Retrieved 2018-01-12.

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