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Non-Commercial Media on the Grounds Seattle Center is home to a mix of not-for-profit public media outlets providing a range of music and news programming – all with heavy emphasis on local issues, partnerships and artists. Most people still think of the Center’s northeast corner occupant as KCTS, but its… [ Keep reading ]

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Folklife 50th One of Seattle Center’s most enduring community partnerships is with Northwest Folklife, an active, year-round arts organization that produces the annual Northwest Folklife Festival, this year celebrating its 50th anniversary. The four-day event, held over Memorial Day weekend, serves as the start of summer on the grounds. Each… [ Keep reading ]

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A Special Spirit of Africa Festival Live from Dakar Seattle Center Festal highlights ethnic cultural communities who contribute to the artistic excellence and vitality of our region. The festival producers come from many walks of life and parts of the globe. Spirit of Africa is produced by a local Senegalese… [ Keep reading ]

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International Fountain redo If you stroll the grounds, you’ll find an amazing mix of water features big and small, with the largest, International Fountain, at the core of the campus. Built originally as a centerpiece for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, the initial design concept called for a narrow lagoon… [ Keep reading ]

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Earth Day In honor of Earth Day, we’d like to share what Seattle Center is doing to reduce the use of electricity, water, environmentally harmful materials and fossil fuels. We also want to say how happy and excited we are that we will soon house the first certified zero carbon… [ Keep reading ]

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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… [ Keep reading ]

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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… [ Keep reading ]

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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… [ Keep reading ]

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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… [ Keep reading ]

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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… [ Keep reading ]