The Century Project involved an exciting and innovative renovation to the Space Needle, Seattle’s premiere tourist attraction. The renovation took place over 500 feet above ground level and involved over 170 tons of glass.
In addition to the renovation of the structure, including seismic upgrades and mechanical upgrades, a new viewing deck, called The Loupe, was installed. This viewing level is the world’s first and only revolving glass floor and it weighs over 37 tons with 10 layers of glass. The top layer of the glass is able to be replaced easily if it becomes damaged over time.
With over 1.3 million guests visiting the Space Needle each year, a temporary work platform had to be constructed so that the upper viewing deck could remain open to the public.
EEI provided LEED commissioning services for this project, and the aims of the team were to have the project certified LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors.