Photo Gallery | Photo Gallery: Great Views of Spokane
Twenty stories above the core of downtown Spokane is an amazing view of the surrounding skyline. The Bank of America Financial Center is the tallest building in Spokane and some offices have the pleasure of seeing everything. On a bright and sunny day you can see all the way from Riverfront Park to Mt. Spokane.
The top two floors are taken up by Winston & Cashatt Lawyers. The receptionist, Sue Milliken, has a solid view of the Paulsen Building. She looks for “Old Glory” waving back to her at the top of the building, but on Wednesday morning Milliken noticed that it was missing.
“I usually use it as my wind indicator,” Milliken added.
On foggy days you can’t see anything. Cloud cover can sometimes obscure their great view even though they’re so high up.
While heading back down to the ground floor in the elevator, we ran into Spokane Valley firefighter, Jason LaJiness. He had just finished his morning run going up and down the flight of stairs. He’s not participating in the upcoming Scott Firefighter Stairclimb in Seattle’s Columbia Center later this year in March. Instead, he’s training just for moral support for his crew.
“Maybe I can back door my way in there if somebody backs out,” LaJiness said.
He added that the famous stairclimb was sold out by other firefighters in one hour and fifteen minutes. Many firefighters use the Spokane building as a training ground for the Seattle stairclimb. If you trek the building’s stairs four times, that would equal the 69 flights of stairs at the Columbia Center.