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Weyerhaeuser Campus Draws Global Admirers

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Source: The Seattle Times

Weyerhaeuser’s move to Pioneer Square means that its Federal Way campus, a groundbreaking piece of 20th-century corporate architecture, is now up for grabs. The site, clearly visible from Interstate 5, was built for the forest-products empire in 1971, at a time when U.S. corporations were moving en masse to the suburbs that then epitomized the American way of life. Yet architects still fawn over Weyerhaeuser’s landscaped 430-acre site and its main building, which has been described as a skyscraper lying on its side.

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