The Explainer Smith Tower's 100th Birthday Look who turns 100 this month! A century after Smith Tower became the tallest building on the West Coast, let's look back at the high points — and a few low ones too. (Hover over the colored dots on the image.) By Matthew Halverson 7/1/2014 at 7:30am This article appeared in the July 2014 issue of Seattle Met. Filed under Architecture, Downtown Seattle, Smith Tower Show Comments Sign up for our newsletters! Seattle Met and PubliCola deliver breaking news, essential updates, and more from around the Northwest.