Pacific Science Center Up for Landmark Nomination

Vintage 1962 postcard. Collection of Eugenia Woo.

The Pacific Science Center (originally built as the U.S. Science Pavilion for the 1962 Century 21 Exposition) will be considered for nomination by the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board at its meeting on Wednesday, June 2, 2010. The nomination report was submitted by the Pacific Science Center voluntarily. The complex of buildings, the iconic arches, and the urban landscape have been considered informal landmarks since construction. It’s great to see modern buildings and landscapes nominated and formally recognized. Other than the Space Needle, the Pacific Science Center is the most recognizable modern resource in Seattle.

You may download the nomination report prepared by David Peterson of Nicholson Kovalchick Architects on the Department of Neighborhoods’ website. The Landmarks Preservation Board meeting is open to the public. It meets on Wednesday, June 2 at 3:30 pm, Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave, 16th floor, Room 1650.