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Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - Page updated at 02:06 a.m.

Redesigning Seattle Center

More than 500 of you responded to the invitation to design the Seattle Center of the future. We invite you to take a look and comment on the ideas.
See selections from the ideas we have received
See an exhibit of readers' ideas at Seattle Center
Read more ideas on how to redesign Seattle Center
Kids draw on imagination to redesign Seattle Center


The Space Needle -- the symbol of the city and a relic of the 1962 World's Fair -- is reflected by Seattle Center's newest major attraction, Experience Music Project, as the monorail moves below.

Gallery | The 1962 World's Fair

Relive the highlights from the historical fair.

Seattle Center at 40

Forty years after the World's Fair spun dreams of a grandiose future, its most enduring legacy is a low-key, 74-acre plot of land that has become our community front porch. What makes this place work?

Our Needle, our icon

For 40 years, the Space Needle has held court on the northern edge of downtown Seattle. And after posing for countless snapshots with the city skyline and Mount Rainier as its backdrop, the beacon with a UFO sitting on top has more than lived up to expectations.

Seattle Center facts: Lions and Sonics and ballerinas, oh my!

A look at the evolution -- or in the case of the Needle, the revolution -- of some of the sites we know so well.

It's a Fair question: What do you know?

Forty years of culture in the heart of Seattle

Sonics to Sounders, 40 years of heroes