1201 Pacific

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1201 Pacific
Wells Fargo Plaza from Commerce Street, Tacoma.jpg
Wells Fargo Plaza from Commerce Street
Former names Wells Fargo Plaza, Bank of Washington Plaza, First Interstate Plaza
General information
Status Complete
Type Commercial offices
Address 1201 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, Washington
Coordinates 47°15′08″N 122°26′15″W / 47.252194°N 122.437429°W / 47.252194; -122.437429Coordinates: 47°15′08″N 122°26′15″W / 47.252194°N 122.437429°W / 47.252194; -122.437429
Construction started 1969
Completed 1970
Renovated 1988
Cost $14 million
Owner Unico Properties
Architectural 338 ft (103 m)
Roof 290 ft (88 m)
Technical details
Floor count 25
Floor area 308,000 sq ft (28,600 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Other information
Parking 418

1201 Pacific, formerly the Wells Fargo Plaza, is the tallest building in Tacoma, Washington, and was completed in 1970. It was built with help from investors such as George Weyerhaeuser and Ben Cheney,[citation needed] and was designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.[3]

The $14 million building was announced in 1968 and uses land that was cleared under Tacoma's urban renewal program. It was originally built for the National Bank of Washington,[4] which was acquired in 1970 by Pacific National Bank (later First Interstate Bank of Washington),[5] in turn acquired in 1996 by Wells Fargo.[6] It was known as the Wells Fargo Center until 2016, when it lost its naming rights.[7]

The building, now owned by Unico Properties, was awarded LEED Silver certification in 2011.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1201 Pacific". CTBUH Skyscraper Database. 
  2. ^ 1201 Pacific at Emporis
  3. ^ "Unico Properties". Unico Properties. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bank Will Build Tacoma's Tallest". The Seattle Times. November 20, 1968. p. 2. 
  5. ^ "State's third largest bank created in merger today". The Seattle Times. August 17, 1970. p. B6. 
  6. ^ Buck, Richard (January 24, 1996). "Wells Fargo buying First Interstate Bank, state's 4th largest". The Seattle Times. p. A1. 
  7. ^ Roberts, C.R. (August 2, 2016). "Tacoma, don't call it the Wells Fargo tower anymore". The News Tribune. Tacoma, Washington. Retrieved May 27, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Year In Review: LEED silver Wells Fargo Plaza". Tacoma Daily Index. December 22, 2011. Retrieved February 4, 2017.