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Thoughts and some planning for Century 21 began with the state legislature’s World Fair Commission in 1955. This 1956 birdseye imagined what the “Festival of the West,” as it was then called, might involve in a remaking of Seattle’s Civic Center. It retains much of the old center, however, all that its adds had no effect on the eventual designs of a few years later. The 1957 birdseye also depicts a link between the fairgrounds and a monument on Duwamish Head, which would towere above and “amusement zone” built on the tidelands to the west. It was for some an intimation and possible revival of Luna Park, the amusement park built over the shallow tidelands at the Head in 1907.

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