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Seattle (/ siːˈætəl /) is the largest city in the state of Washington, in the northwest of the United States of America. The metropolitan area of the city comprises Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, it is the 15th most populous in the country and the largest in the Pacific Northwest. The city is located between Lake Washington and the bay known as Puget Sound, next to the Pacific Ocean. It is located 155 kilometers south of the border between the United States and Canada. Important cultural, educational and economic center of the region, Seattle is the seat of King County. In the estimated 2007 Census, the city had a municipal population of 594,210 inhabitants, making it the twenty-fourth most populous city in the United States and a metropolitan area of 3,263,497 inhabitants.
The Seattle area has been inhabited for at least 4,000 years, but the first European settlements did not arrive until the mid-19th century. The first permanent white settlers were Arthur A. Denny and those who were later known as the Denny Party, who arrived on November 13, 1851. The first settlers in the area were named "New York-Alki" and "Duwamps." In 1853, Doc Maynard suggested that the settlement be renamed "Seattle", the name of the head of the two local tribes. From 1869 to 1982, Seattle was known as "Queen City." The current and official city nickname is "Emerald City," as a result of a contest. which took place in the early 1980s, with reference to the lush surrounding trees. Seattle is also known as "Gateway to Alaska", "Rain City" and "Jet City", due to the influence of the multinational Boeing, originally and founded in the city.
Seattle is famous for being the homeland of grunge music, also known as the sound of Seattle, and bands that boosted that movement in the early 1990s like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains. Heart, the band of the sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, famous rock band with more than 30 years of career, is also originally from this city, as well as the progressive metal bands Queensrÿche and Nevermore. As a curious fact Seattle is also the hometown of the famous rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix as well as Duff McKagan, member of the band Guns N 'Roses. It is also known for the large amount of coffee consumed, as well as being coffee shops like Starbucks, Seattle's Best Coffee and Tully's. There are also many independent coffee roasters. highly successful espresso. In 1999 Seattle hosted the World Trade Organization summit, which sparked protests and anti-globalization riots known as N30 (for having taken place on November 30) or the Battle of Seattle. The symbol and major attraction of the city is the Space Needle (Space Needle), a tower built in 1962 in the city center, made by Edward E. Carlson and inspired by the telecommunications tower in Stuttgart, Germany. It is a structure of 184 meters high and 5,850 tons of weight, placing the center of gravity of the tower just one meter from the ground level. To reach the top it is necessary to board an elevator that takes only a few seconds to climb. It includes a revolving restaurant from which you can see the entire city of Seattle.
Various research from Central Connecticut State University points to Seattle as the most literate city of the sixty-nine most populous cities in the United States in 2005 and 2006, the second most literate city behind Minneapolis in 2007 and tied with this same in 2008. In addition, analysis of a study prepared in 2003 by the United States Census Bureau indicates that Seattle was the most formed city of the great American cities, since 51.6% of the inhabitants of 25 years or more possessed baccalaureate degrees. In terms of per capita income, a study by the Office of Economic Analysis of the United States placed the Seattle metropolitan area in 17th place among 363 metropolitan areas of the country in 2006.
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Stay Alfred on Union Street
Stay Alfred on Western Avenue
Convention Center High Rise
Palazzo Versace Penthouse Pinnacle of Luxury
Our selection of Hotels in Seattle
Motif Seattle, a Destination by Hyatt Hotel ★★★★
Silver Cloud Hotel - Seattle Broadway ★★★★
Staypineapple, University Inn, University District Seattle ★★★
Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown ★★★
The Columbia Center, formerly Bank of America Tower and Columbia Seafirst Center, is a skyscraper located in Downtown Seattle, United States. It has 76 floors and 284 m high, which make it the tallest building in Seattle and the state of Washington. At the time of its completion, it was the tallest building on the West Coast; as of 2018 it is the fourth highest, behind some buildings in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The construction of the Columbia Center, promoted by Martin Selig and designed by Chester L. Lindsey Architects, began in 1982 and was completed in 1985. The building contains mainly Class A offices that are rented to several companies. The lower floors contain commercial space and on the upper floors there is a public viewpoint, the tallest on the West Coast, and a private club. The tower occupies most of the block surrounded by the Fourth and the Fifth Avenue, Cherry Street and Columbia Street.
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Our selection of Hotels in Columbia Center
Hotel Sorrento ★★★★
Hilton Seattle ★★★★
Inn at Queen Anne ★★★
Silver Cloud Inn - Seattle Lake Union ★★★
The University of Seattle (Seattle University in English and officially) is a private, Catholic university of the Society of Jesus, located in Seattle, Washington State (United States of America). It is part of the Association of Jesuit Universities (AJCU), in which the 28 universities that the Society of Jesus runs in the United States are integrated.