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Arches of the Pacific Science Center

Seattle Tourist Attractions--Architecture--Seattle Center

 

Arches of the Pacific Science Center

 

Built 1962

These five white 110 foot high arches and the surrounding six buildings were built as the U.S Science Pavilion for the 1962 World's Fair.  I like the description of the arches in the book Seattle Architecture: A Walking Tour of Downtown.  Quoting from the book, "They appear to be free-standing ribs of a medieval cathedral vault."  The delicate forms of the arches are one of the beautiful symbols of Seattle Center. 

 

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