City Hall and City Hall Plaza

About City Hall

Seattle's City Hall, located at 600 Fourth Ave., replaced the Municipal Building. It houses offices and chambers for the Mayor, City Council, City Attorney and other City functions. City Hall is the symbolic heart of the Civic Center and an important public landmark that invites Seattle community to participate in and celebrate their city, while creating an efficient workplace for City government.

Project Schedule Completed in 2003
Budget $73 million
Architects Bassetti Architects/Bohlin
Cywinski Jackson Joint Venture
Landscape Design Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd
with Swift and Company Landscape Architects
Lead Artist Beliz Brother
General Contractor/
Construction Manager
Hoffman Construction

City Hall Dedication Photos

  • Lion dancers from the Mak Fai Kung Fu Club in Seattle's International District dance in the lobby.
  • Mayor Nickels speaks to the crowd gathered in the lobby.
  • A living history of all who worked on City Hall planning and construction from 1962 to 2003 fills the Grand Stair.

About City Hall Plaza

After the new City Hall was built, an open plaza was created on the west edge of City Hall along Fourth Avenue. The City Hall Plaza is a gathering place that is host to public activities, including summer concerts, health fairs and a variety of other civic events.

Project Schedule Completed in 2005
Budget $14 million
Landscape Design Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd
Barbara Swift, Swift and Company
Lead Artist Beliz Brother

Facility Rules