The Century Project: Our Commitment


After years of feasibility, we are formally announcing the launch of the Century Project – a multi-phase, multi-year renovation of the Space Needle.

We are investing in the Space Needle. We believe that doing this project will ensure the relevancy of the Space Needle – and the job security of our Team Members – for the next 50 years. By updating the infrastructure systems, restaurant level, and Observation Deck we will enhance the Space Needle experience, which will ensure that the Space Needle continues to be a top Seattle destination.

Please take the time to read through Project Updates (below). It explains the project, the departments that will be affected, how to get more information and next steps.

We intend to begin the first major phase of construction after Labor Day, on or about September 5, 2017 and is scheduled to last approximately nine months. The Observation Deck will remain substantially open during the construction. 

Our Team Members are the living, breathing soul of the Space Needle. We believe we attract, hire, and retain the best employees in the Seattle area. We believe that over time our approach to the impacts of this construction project will be viewed as the high water mark for a company handling such a historically significant project.

For more information about the project, please visit:

Project Updates

June 2017
April 2017
February 2017
January 2017

November 2016

September/October 2016
August 2016 

Background Material

As a landmarked building in Seattle, we went before the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board for approval of modifications to the Space Needle exterior. 

Landmarks’ approval is just one milestone in the Feasibility stage of this proposed project.

Following is the Certificate of Approval we presented:

Space Needle Certificate of Approval