Advances in Seattle: WSCC addition topped out
Advances in Seattle

WSCC addition topped out

Photo: WSCC

The Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) has reached a major milestone in the construction of its extension project, also known as the Summit building. On June 11, 2021 construction crews hoisted the final beam onto the steel structure, officially "topping out" the building.

"The past year has tested us, but the construction crews are innovators and problem solvers. They have kept going and kept safe while advancing this transformative project," said Frank Finneran, chair of the WSCC board of directors.
„The construction crews are innovators and problem solvers.“
Frank Finneran, chair of the WSCC board of directors
Since breaking ground in 2018, crews have erected 21,000 tons of steel. Their construction efforts will double the existing capacity of the WSCC, adding approximately 255,000 square feet of exhibition space, 120,000 square feet of meeting rooms, and 60,000 square feet of ballroom space.

The first booking for the new building was placed just three months after groundbreaking. That event, scheduled for 2024, will use both the Arch (existing convention centre) and Summit buildings. Currently, there are 33 conventions confirmed for Summit through 2027.

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