Structure Type: built works - recreation areas and structures; built works - recreation areas and structures - arenas

Designers: Putnam, Collins and Scott, Incorporated, Structural Engineers (firm); Collins (engineer); Putnam (engineer); Scott (engineer)

Dates: [unspecified]

2727 East D Street
Tacoma, WA 98421-1216

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Ground-breaking for the Tacoma Dome occurred on 07/01/1981, and was completed on 04/21/1983. The singer David Bowie appeared at the Dome on 08/11/1983, its first usage for a major concert.

When built, the Tacoma Dome called itself the largest wood-frame dome in world, holding as many as 28,000 spectators for events. Flexibility of seating is one of the Dome's main assets, as 65% of its seats can be moved. According to the Tacoma Dome web site: "The Tacoma Dome’s roof was built with 1.6 million board feet and weighs 1,444,000 pounds. 24,541,382 cubic feet of concrete was used in the construction of the Tacoma Dome. This is enough to build a sidewalk 70 miles long. The Tacoma Dome is 530 feet in diameter and 152 feet tall." See "History,"(Accessed 08/05/2009. Tel: 253.272.3663 (2009);

PCAD id: 8444