Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

SEATTLE-According to the city’s Seattle Center, the Seattle Opera House will reopen as the Marion Oliver McCaw Hall in exactly one year, after it undergoes a $125-million renovation.

Seattle Center Opera House dates back to 1927, when it was originally dedicated as the Civic Auditorium, according to the Seattle Center.

For the 1962 World’s Fair, the Auditorium was renamed Seattle Center Opera House and received a $3-million renovation to modernize the outer facade and public areas, but no funds were spent on the working components of the building. The original front of the 1927 Civic Auditorium is still behind the west brick wall of Seattle Center Opera House.

Now the center is being rebuilt as the Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Like the previous two projects on the site, the new hall is funded by a public/private partnership. The Opera House was not only seismically unstable but also too small to accommodate modern backstage performance needs. Seattle Center is working hand-in-hand on the project with three non-profits: Seattle Center Foundation, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Seattle Opera.

The construction team has demolished the unwanted 70% of the former facility and is in the process of remodeling the remaining 30%.When completed in June 2003, McCaw Hall’s entrance will be a five-story curving glass facade. The site will feature spacious lobbies, including a 12,000-sf Grand Lobby and new 2,890-seat auditorium.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

Dig Deeper

GlobeSt. NET LEASE Fall 2021Event

This conference brings together the industry's most influential & knowledgeable real estate executives from the net lease sector.

Get More Information


Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join GlobeSt.com now!

  • Free unlimited access to GlobeSt.com's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.