Seattle Center’s legacy of providing residents and visitors access to world-class arts, education, and recreation opportunities in a central location began in 1962 with the Century 21 World’s Fair. The Seattle Center Century 21 Master Plan guides the ongoing redevelopment of the Seattle Center's 74-acre campus in response to the needs of a diverse and dynamic community. More information on the Century 21 Master Plan can be found at the bottom of the page.
As stewards of the campus, the Seattle Center department is actively working on major maintenance, capital improvements, and long-term planning projects, including:
The DuPen Fountain is currently closed. The area has been reimagined, and the new design will feature the original sculptures by Everett DuPen plus an interactive splash pad-style water feature in the plaza, scheduled to reopen late summer 2022.
The Armory exterior is being restored to highlight the façade’s original architectural characteristics. Awning replacement and painting projects are now complete, with replacement of select doors coming soon.
Campus ADA Improvements
New ADA compliant hardware is being installed in the Armory, Fisher Pavilion, Exhibition Hall, the Vera Project, parking facilities, and Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Additionally, the 1st Floor Armory east restrooms are being remodeled and upgraded to improve accessibility.
Work is being performed as part of ongoing improvements at Seattle Center and Westlake Monorail Stations to support much higher utilization. The new ticketing system, which now accepts ORCA cards, has greatly improved rider experiences. Other updates include station electrical systems, train flooring replacement, new door hardware, and many station upgrades at both ends of the line.