The Pioneer Building is a Richardsonian Romanesque stone, red brick, terra cotta and cast iron building located on the northeast corner of First Avenue and Yessler Way, mere yards from where James Street runs into Yesler Way, in Seattle's Pioneer Square District. Completed in 1892, the Pioneer Building was designed by architect Elmer Fisher, who designed several of the historic district's new buildings following the Great Seattle Fire of 1889. (Read more on Wikipedia.) This building is the site of Harper's run-in with the subject of her investigation at the start of Greywalker. It is in the elevators of this building where the man brutally attacks Harper, making her die for the two minutes during which she becomes a Greywalker.