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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Seattle's Northern Life Tower: an 'enthralling shaft of beauty'

THEN: In the mere nine months between the laying of its cornerstone on June 6, 1928, and the April 5, 1929, celebration of its completion, architect A.H. Albertson's Art Deco Northern Life Tower at the corner of Third Avenue and University Street became what many locals consider still the finest structure in Seattle.