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A different look at the new Seattle Center Arena

Fans are getting a more tactile look at the new Seattle Center Arena, the future home of Seattle’s new NHL franchise, the current WNBA champion Seattle Storm, and hopefully the reborn Seattle SuperSonics.

On Tuesday, Rauda Scale Models posted images to their Instagram account of their model of the hockey seating configuration of the under-construction arena project. The model will be featured in the showroom for the NHL Seattle suite and season ticket depositors at the Pacific Science Center on the Seattle Center campus.

With the removable roof and a large screen display on one wall of the room where the model is located, depositors will be able see their desired seats in the arena and the view of the action they’ll have to finalize their purchase.

The showroom is expected to open for the prospective suite and club-level depositors in the next few weeks. It will be open again in the fall, likely September, for all other season ticket depositors.

The video below gives a brief glimpse of the potential of the planned LED lighting displays that will be added to the now landmarked roof and exterior of the building.

The North Seattle firm, which has worked on a number of high-scale projects with big names per their portfolio, also posted a time-lapsed behind-the-scenes video of the construction of the model. As you can see below, the detail, some of which won’t fully be seen in the display, is exquisite.

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Taylor Bartle

Now this is cool

Kevin Nesgoda

I love the streaming lights on the roof. That’s going to add something to the already best skyline in the US.

Chris Meirose

I have a friend who used to build these scale models. They are amazing. If anyone has a chance to see it in person, do so. Just incredible how much work goes into them. And they do give you a really good perspective on what things will be like.

Kevin Nesgoda

I always wanted to get into something like this.

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