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Crosscut: The Complex Histories of Seattle Sports Stadiums

January 04, 2022
A view of the temporary roof shoring and partially demolished south pylon. Courtesy Elliott Veazey, CAA ICON
Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle. Thornton Tomasetti
Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle. Thornton Tomasetti
Tuned mass damper installation at press bridge. Thornton Tomasetti
Retrofit of the existing trichord to ring beam connection. Thornton Tomasetti
Installation of a new concrete joint to support an existing concrete chevron brace. Thornton Tomasetti
Earth retention system designed by Thornton Tomasetti. Thornton Tomasetti

"...But the star of the event was a detailed look at what it took, structurally, to adapt Climate Pledge Arena. Steve Hofmeister of Thornton Tomasetti in Kansas City, oversaw the structural work. He has worked on stadiums and arenas all over the country. If anything, the wonky discussion he led confirmed the near insanity of the project."

We provided structural and construction engineering services to Populous for renovation of the 800,000-square-foot arena, which opened in time for the NHL's 2021-2022 season.

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Climate Pledge Fly-Through
Arena Fly-Through