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Built for the 1962 Century 21 Exposition, Seattle's Monorail travels a 1.2 mi (1.9 km) elevated route from Seattle Center to Westlake Center in the heart of the downtown shopping core. Here it is returning to its home base on the former World's Fair campus and will pass right through the undulating "melting guitars" roof of the colorful Experience Music Project. Just five years ago plans were seriously afoot to significantly expand the monorail system, but were nixed. You can read about that here.