Smith Tower is a historic high-rise office building in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood. Built in 1914, it is the oldest skyscraper in Seattle. At the time of completion, it was the fourth tallest building in the world and it spent nearly 50 years as the tallest building on the West Coast. Smith Tower underwent an extensive renovation in 1998, including improvements to HVAC, electrical, life safety systems, telecommunications, and seismic performance. Today it features an entirely reimagined visitor experience including a ground-floor gathering place with gifts, souvenirs and treats, historical exhibits telling tales through time, and a renovated Observatory with an open-air observation deck and a speakeasy-style bar.