Chamber of Commerce Building
Tacoma Chamber of Commerce (1885)
Backstory and Context
When the Chamber Building was demolished in 1950, the National Bank of Washington took its place. Not long after, the entire block was razed in 1967 as part of that era's urban renewal efforts. In 1970 the 289.5-ft 1201 Pacific Building was completed and it is safe to say that it will be around for a long time. Tacoma's tallest building was designed by the architecture firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), known for having designed some of the world's tallest buildings.