Tacoma Dome Sports and Convention Center

1983

When the Tacoma Dome was constructed in 1983, it was the world’s largest wooden dome facility in the country.  It was also one of the earliest and largest Design/Build competition projects in the nation. The base of the roof is contained by a post-tensioned concrete tension ring.  The timbers used to frame the roof were harvested from trees blown down due to eruption of Mt. St. Helens.