Chester L. Lindsey, the architect of Seattle’s tallest building, died on Aug. 16. Cause of death was not released. He was 76.
Lindsey spent two years in the Army, graduated with an architecture and structural engineering degree from Washington State University, then opened the firm, Chester Lindsey & Associates.
He worked on numerous buildings in Seattle, including shopping centers, office buildings and the Fourth and Blanchard structure, which has been locally labeled the “Darth Vader” building. He was best known for designing the 76-story Columbia Seafirst Center, which is now the Bank of America Tower.