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Now that the dust has settled on the opening of Climate Pledge Arena, we’d like to offer a look back on redevelopment of this historic building. The Arena began its life as Washington State Pavilion (WSP), built for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. It reopened a couple years later as… [ Keep reading ]

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This is as much a reminder as a “did you know.” With all the well-deserved buzz around the opening of Climate Pledge Arena, it might be easy to overlook all the other AMAZING activities happening across the grounds this month. Start with Seattle Center Sculpture Walk. It includes 4 art… [ Keep reading ]

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The past couple weeks have been pivotal and profound for Seattle Center. Not only did one of our most acclaimed resident organizations, Seattle Opera, return to the stage with a live production of La bohème, we also welcomed a new ‘family’ member as Climate Pledge Arena opened its doors to… [ Keep reading ]

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This week marks an exciting time – and a turning point – for Seattle Center as the brand new, state-of-the-art, fully sustainable Climate Pledge Arena at Seattle Center celebrates its grand opening. The arena’s life began with the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, when it housed the “World of the Future.”… [ Keep reading ]

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10.08.2021 Seattle Center Campus Upgrades As Climate Pledge Arena prepares to open the world’s most sustainable arena and many resident arts and cultural organizations return to in-person events, Seattle Center has been quietly upgrading and updating campus amenities and creating new attractions to enhance the visitor experience in anticipation of… [ Keep reading ]

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Seattle Center 2021-220 Season Primer Pacific Northwest Ballet opened its 2021-22 season this weekend with Singularly Cerrudo. The production is presented in-person at Oliver Marion McCaw Hall and available to stream online. Seattle Opera opens its season in October with a live McCaw Hall performance of the beloved La Bohème. … [ Keep reading ]

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Celebrating Hispanic Influences at Seattle Center The 30 days between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15 are considered Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States, a time of independence days and national holidays for Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Chile. At Seattle Center, Hispanic influences, including… [ Keep reading ]

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We’re coming up on 20 years since the tragedy of 9/11. The nation seemed to stop cold that Tuesday as we learned of the World Trade Center, The Pentagon and the plane hijacking. Our country had been attacked, compelling so many of us to seek solace and the company of… [ Keep reading ]

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Creative Redevelopment Re-use Creative re-use of programmatic and construction elements has always been a goal at Seattle Center, where reusing, reducing and recycling are daily practices. Three recent examples show that we’re still striving to cut down on waste and retain what has meaning, history and beauty. As Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

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International Fountain Music Music plays an important part in fully experiencing International Fountain. The 120-foot high supershooters and dome-mounted water jets are choreographed to move with pre-programmed music, including Aaron Copeland’s “Billy the Kid,” Duke Ellington, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and a mix from Northwest rock ‘n roll legends. But when… [ Keep reading ]