Keeping KeyArena's Landmark Lid Overhead at Climate Pledge Arena Redevelopment Is A 22,000-Ton Balancing Act

Urban skyline with earth brown to green signalling climate change

The lid had to be kept safely in place due to a city-imposed imperative to preserve the old arena’s landmarked looks.

November 30, 2020
Nadine M. Post - Engineering News-Record

Most contractors would jump at the chance to have a roof overhead during a major rebuild. But for the team turning earthquake-prone Seattle’s 411,000-sq-ft KeyArena into the 932,000-sq-ft Climate Pledge Arena, the city-owned facility’s historic helmet has been a 44-million-lb design and construction headache.

Reprinted courtesy of Nadine M. Post, Engineering News-Record

Ms. Post may be contacted at postn@enr.com

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