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Seattle is going to save the old Washington State Pavilion from the 1962 WF by doing a spectacular remodel. Of course there is the Space Needle but also the Washington St Pavilion which became the Coliseum, then Key Arena is being remodeled under a historic deemed roof designed by Paul Thiry.

Check out the latest renderings of how they are going to make this a great venue to last many more years.  Seattle did it right!  We preserved many of our worlds fairs buildings to this day at what is called Seattle Center.

https://seattle.curbed.com/2018/2/27/17059232/key-arena-renovation-photos-ovg

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Absolutely, Seattle did it right.  What a spectacular legacy the 1962 exposition gave to that city.  Those renderings are a real tribute to the "jewel box" world's fair of so long ago.

It's really rather remarkable that cities which hosted fairs after Seattle didn't think more in the long term.   Montreal sort of did this, but only after Expo opened and Mayor Drapeau expressed the wonder and amazement everyone seemed to feel about those pavilions on the Expo Islands.  He said, in his dedication address, that he hoped it would all remain.  But the buildings were not constructed with the long term in mind.  If they had thought about this in 1963 or 1964, what a difference it might have made for an Expo 67 legacy.

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That's really great, seeing that they had considered demolishing it several years ago.  I hope they also save the remaining international pavilion structures surrounding it, since two of the cooler looking ones (attached images) were demolished in the 1980's to construct the Seattle Repertory Theatre.

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Hi - Try these pictures of what it looked like during the fair.  First is looking from the Thai pavilion.   The second one is looking at the east side that faces the Int'l Fountain and the Flag Plaza - check out the tram.  Last is a picture shows the roof really well and the flag plaza.

Changed quite a bit over 50 years but still has it's basic lay out.  Kind of proud of my city which is a boom and bust kind of town.

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