Seattle 1962 World’s Fair Structural Engineers

In 2022, we observe the 60th anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair/Century 21 Exposition, which opened April 21 on the grounds originally known as Potlatch Meadows and now home to Seattle Center.

On May 30, 2012, nine prominent Seattle structural engineers directly involved in the design of iconic buildings that remain today at Seattle Center — including the Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, the Coliseum (now Climate Pledge Arena), and the Monorail — assembled and offered observations on their work.


The Structural Engineers Foundation of Washington hosted the recording session, featuring Dick Chauner, Jack Christiansen, Gary Curtis, Victor Gray, Norm Jacobson, Tom Kane, Bob Mast, Fred Pneuman, and Einar Svensson.
The film also references some of the architects and contractors who played significant roles in the design and construction of the Fair.
Watch recording HERE
References:
*Century 21 World’s Fair Structural Engineering
*Queen Anne Community on the Hill  Chapter 13:  “In Our Time — 1950-1993”