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Seattle Center Monorail

Seattle Center Monorail will be closed April 12-30 for station renovations. Seattle Center Monorail goes out of service tomorrow through the end April to start on $6.6 million worth of privately funded improvements that will better connect the Monorail to Sound Transit and King County Metro services at Westlake Center and more efficiently on and […]

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Current Redevelopment Projects Throughout March and this month, our Sunday Did You Knows have looked back on master planning at Seattle Center. Today, we look at some redevelopment projects currently in the works. Many of them carry out the work of the 20-year Seattle Center Century 21 Master Plan as they prepare for the opening […]

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Virtual Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival Offers Music, Creation, Culture and Online Fun!

Seattle Center Festál: Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., April 9-11, is presented virtually this year at http://www.cherryblossomfest.org. The annual festival seeks to deepen understanding and highlight the cultural contributions and achievements of Japan and Japanese Americans. The festival includes online performances and martial arts, exhibits and demonstrations, documentaries and Japanese […]

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International Fountain closed April 6 through the end of June 2021

The International Fountain will be closed for maintenance and repairs from Tuesday, April 6, 2021 through the end of June 2021. The International Fountain is a mainstay from the World’s Fair, but was completely replaced and expanded in a $6.5 million project in 1995. As the centerpiece of the broad open space and lawn, it […]

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Seattle Center Offers Virtual Exploration, Education and Entertainment during April

Seattle Center resident organizations and public programs offer virtual exploration, enrichment and entertainment throughout this month. Seattle Center Arts at Home offers additional options. Learn more at Seattlecenter.com/events/virtual-events/arts-at-home.    Seattle Center Festál—Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., April 9-11. The festival seeks to deepen understanding and highlight the cultural contributions and achievements of […]

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Century 21 Master Plan With projects contained in the Seattle Center 2000 now complete, it was time once again to consider the future of Seattle Center. In 2006, then Mayor Nichols called for formation of the 17-member Century 21 Committee, which held more than 60 meetings with community organizations and residents to collect input. The […]

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Seattle Center 2000 Plan Following the failed 1988 Disney Plan, Seattle City Council and community activists regrouped to create the Seattle Center 2000 Master Plan. City Council adopted it on July 23, 1990 following an extensive two-year public involvement process. The Seattle Center 2000 Plan was conceptual, intended to be a flexible guide to the […]

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Seattle Center is seeking candidates for positions on the Seattle Center Advisory Commission

SEATTLE (March 22, 2021) – Seattle Center, a department of the City of Seattle, is seeking candidates for open positions on the Seattle Center Advisory Commission. The 16-member board, appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by Seattle City Council, represents the interests of Seattle citizens by advising Seattle Center staff, the Mayor and City Council […]

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Disney Proposal of 1988 Twenty years after the close of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, the fairgrounds, now an arts and cultural center called Seattle Center, was starting to show its age. Then Seattle Mayor Charles Royer enlisted Walt Disney Imagineering, along with design and economic consultants, to reimagine the Center. The plan took a […]

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World’s Fair Master Plan The roots of master planning at Seattle Center stretch back to as early as the 1911 Bogue plan, which considered this area between downtown and Queen Anne for a civic center to serve as Seattle’s cultural gathering place. The Civic Auditorium (now McCaw Hall), ice arena (now Opera Center) and Civic […]

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