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Seattle City Council Approves Historic Designation of Seattle Center Buildings

Municipal Archives, 1962

Municipal Archives, 1962

Seattle City Council has approved the landmark designation ordinance for the Northwest Rooms and International Fountain Pavilion located at Seattle Center. Designed by architect Paul Thiry, these buildings reflect the architectural heritage of the 1962 World’s Fair.

The city’s Landmarks Preservation Board approved the nomination, designation, and controls and incentives for this landmark, and provided the draft ordinance to City Council for approval.

For more information about these buildings and others on the Seattle center campus, visit


Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Historic Preservation Program is responsible for the designation and protection of more than 400 historic structures, sites, objects, and vessels, as well as seven historic districts located throughout the city. For more information on the landmark designation process and to view other city landmarks, visit