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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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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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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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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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Valentine’s Week Virtual Events

While most in-person events are on hold, Seattle Center still offers several options to share with that special someone. So don’t let the situational solitude spoil your Valentine’s Day plans, explore the following filled with excitement, romance and fun. Classical KING FM | Seattle Opera For the ultimate in operatic passion and drama, tune into […]

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Arts at Home: Virtual resources offered by our resident arts organizations.

BOOK-IT REPERTORY THEATRE This season, Book-It Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Gus Menary has gone all-audio to play with the form and structure of book adaptations in five “mainstage” dramas. Single tickets are now on sale for Childfinder and The Canterville Ghost. Maflanaland goes on sale Feb. 15. Also for 2021, the company can’t tour, so […]

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Historic Climate Pledge Arena Sign Installed

The Arena crown ID was installed on Saturday, Dec. 5. The Arena crown ID supports an important value at Seattle Center, to steward the place for future generations to enjoy. Environmental sustainability is central to that stewardship. The crown ID also honors this historic building in that it opens sightlines on all four corners of […]

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Seattle Center Virtual Experience Fill Dark December Days with Spirited Performances, Workshops, Movies and More

While Washington State COVID-19 measures continue to restrict events on the grounds, the spirit of the season remains alive in the virtual experiences offered by organizations across the grounds. Here are some of the activities planned for the month of December. The online options include workshops, theatrical, opera, music and dance. Some are free of […]

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