Seattle Center

Opened: 21 April 1962

Architect: Paul Thiry

Seattle Center was built for the Century 21 World's Fair in 1962. After the close of the fair, the fairgrounds were converted into a 74-acre arts, educational, tourism and entertainment center. This area in the southern part of the Queen Anne neighborhood was considered for a civic center in the early 20th century, and an armory, auditorium, stadium, and ice arena had already been built in the area in the 1920s and 1930s. The fair provided the money and opportunity for additional urban renewal demolition of a number of older residential and commercial buildings.

International Fountain
Seattle Center Monorail
Museum of Pop Culture
United States Science Pavilion
Seattle Field Artillery Armory
Seattle Children's Theatre: Charlotte Martin Theatre
Space Needle
Washington State Coliseum

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