The One and Only Historic Exchange Building in Seattle

Ressler & Tesh, PLLC is located in the Penthouse Suite of the historic Exchange Building in downtown Seattle. The Exchange Building is one of Seattle’s art deco skyscrapers. The building was completed in 1931 and received landmark status in 1990. Both the First and Second Avenue entrances have wonderful lobbies with countless European influenced detail. As a visitor to our building, you notice that both the interior and exterior have numerous details to review and admire. When inside the building you still see many of the detail such as the bronze letter mailboxes for U.S. Mail. These bronze letter mailboxes are still in use.

A little fun fact is that the Exchange Building opened on the eve of the Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression. This means that it is the last major building in downtown Seattle constructed before the depression.  There was not another new major office building built until 1959 and that was the Norton Building, just south of the Exchange Building.

Originally the building was designed to house commodities and stock exchanges. When completed, the Exchange Building was the second tallest reinforced concrete building in the United States.  This speaks to how Seattle was a progressive leader in using reinforced concrete in their buildings.

With such great history and detail, Ressler & Tesh, PLLC is proud to be a tenant in Seattle’s Historic Exchange Building! For more information about Ressler & Tesh, PLLC please visit our website: //

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