Museum of Flight Aviation Pavilion
Location: Seattle, WA
General Contractor: Sellen Construction
Owner: Museum of Flight
The project consists of new 134,724 SF roof structure to exhibit and protect large aircraft on the Museum of Flight’s west campus. The Covered Airpark will house more than 20 aircraft including very large airplanes such as a Boeing 747, Boeing 787 and Concorde as well as historic aircraft such as a Boeing B-17 and B29. In plan, the open-air structure is approximately a parallelogram of 460’ width and 315’depth, spanning from 30’ north of the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery to 30’ south of the Raisbeck Aviation High School. The roof begins at a height of about 55’ along East Marginal Way South, sloping up and west at 2.88” per foot to an approximately 88’ high ridge aligned with the west wall of the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery. The roof the slopes down at 0.55” per foot to about 78’ high at the west edge.