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Washington Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 1)

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Pacific Science Center
Seattle, WA
The Pacific Science Center was originally built as the Science Pavilion for the 1962 World's Fair. The buildings were designed by Minoru Yamasaki. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Space Needle
Seattle, WA
The Space Needle was built for the 1962 World's Fair. It is 605 feet tall and contains the SkyCity restaurant, gift shop, and observation deck with a 360 degree view. The top part of the structure resembles a UFO. When built, the revolving restaurant was only the second in the world. The Space Needle underwent a major renovation between 1999-2001. In 2002, the top was temporarily repainted its original gold color for its 40th anniversary. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Space Needle
Renton, WA
Bubbleator
Des Moines, WA
This mini Space Needle replica is about 60 feet tall. It has been here since at least the 1970s. It was originally built for Renton Dodge. This U-Haul outlet has been here for many years. The top part of the Space Needle sign revolves. The dealership building has been adapted. [map]

For another mini Space Needle structure, see this page. There are also several structures that were inspired by Space Needle. In 1964, the Skylon Tower was built in Niagara Falls, ON. The Prayer Tower in Tulsa, OK was built in 1967.

The Bubbleator was built for the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle where it was used as an elevator at the Washington State Coliseum (now KeyArena, see below). The sphere is made of acrylic panels and is 19 feet in diameter. The Bubbleator is now located in the front yard of a private residence and used as a greenhouse. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

KeyArena
Seattle, WA
The Key Arena was known as the Washington State Pavilion when it was built in 1962 for the Century 21 Exposition. It was designed by Paul Thiry. The building was later known as the Washington State Coliseum and the Seattle Center Coliseum. It has been the KeyArena since 1995. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Freeway Park
Seattle, WA
Freeway Park is located directly over the I-5 freeway downtown. It was dedicated in 1976. The park is a mix of concrete brutalism, waterfalls and greenery. For more, see this website. [map]

Rainier Tower
Seattle, WA
Henry M. Jackson Federal Building
Seattle, WA
The Rainier Tower was designed by Minoru Yamasaki and built in 1977. For more, see this website. [map]

The Henry M. Jackson Federal Building was built from 1971-1974. [map]

Swedish Cultural Center
Seattle, WA
The Swedish Cultural Center was designed by Steinhart, Theriault & Anderson and built from 1960-1961. For more, see this website. [map]

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Parking Terminal
SeaTac, WA
The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Parking Terminal was designed by the Richardson Associates and built around 1974. [map]

Aberdeen Timberland Library
Aberdeen, WA
Christy's Realty
Dayton, WA
The Aberdeen Timberland Library was designed by Decker, Kolb & Stansfield and built in 1965. [map]

The Christy's Realty building appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

Whitman County Library
Colfax, WA
The Whitman County Library was designed by Warren Heylman and built in 1960. [map]

North Central Regional Library
Moses Lake, WA
The North Central Regional Library was built in 1964. [map]

Broadway Bar & Grill
Moses Lake, WA
The Broadway Bar & Grill building looks like it was built in the 1950s or 1960s. Does anyone know what was here originally or when it was built? [map]