Queen Anne Communications Tower Retrofit

Map showing tower location in Queen Anne

Project Description

Seattle City Light has hired a contractor to replace 32 cross-bracing bars on the utility's radio communications tower at 1412 1st Avenue North. Crews will replace the cross-bracing bars and rivets on the tower to improve structural reliability.

City Light's communications tower near 110 Lee Street


The tower is located in the Queen Anne area at 1412 1st Avenue North.

What's Happening Now?

Project Update: This work was completed in October 2021.

Community Benefits

  • The improvements will improve the tower's structural reliability by replacing existing equipment with new parts.
  • The work will improve City Light's communication systems.

Anticipated Impacts

  • Crews will be using a crane and other truck equipment to access the tower structure. The work will take place between 25 to 95 feet on the tower.
  • Crews will also use a small generator to remove existing rivets and tighten new nuts and bolts from the tower structure.
  • Construction may impact traffic on 1st Avenue North, adjacent to the west side of the tower. Crews may need to close off the street to access the structure.
  • Customers can expect some parking and sidewalk impacts near the construction work area. Crews will need to close access to the tennis court (south of the tower) during construction. The public will be able to access the other tennis court east of the tower.
  • Later this summer, crews will re-paint the entire tower.

  • Start Date: Early July 2021
  • Duration: Two to three weeks
  • Daily Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hien Trinh
Project Manager
(206) 459-8259

City Light

Dawn Lindell, General Manager and CEO
Address: 700 5th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34023, Seattle, WA, 98124-4023
Phone: (206) 684-3000

Seattle City Light was created by the citizens of Seattle in 1902 to provide affordable, reliable, and environmentally responsible electric power to the City of Seattle and neighboring suburbs.