Civic Center Fred Podesta, Director
In July 1998, the Mayor and City Council authorized the creation of a Civic Center Master Plan, which was completed in July 1999. The following year, the City of Seattle began work on design and construction of the Civic Center to replace the Municipal Building and Public Safety Building and house the majority of the City's downtown work force in the new Justice Center (opened in fall 2002), City Hall (opened in summer 2003) and the Seattle Municipal Tower (purchased in 1996 and formerly known as "Key Tower"). The project also included a plaza at City Hall, completed in the first quarter of 2005.
This website provides an overview of the design and construction of these spaces.