NORTHWEST LANDMARK IS 50 TODAY

space-needle-seattle-worlds-fair

TR007241

SpaceNeedle

The Space Needle is an observation tower in Seattle, Washington and is a major landmark of the Pacific Northwest and a symbol of Seattle. Located at the Seattle
Center
, it was built as the centerpiece of the 1962 space-themed World’s Fair. It is 
s 605 feet high at its highest point and 138 feet wide at its widest point and weighs
9,550. When it was completed on December 8, 1961 it was the tallest structure
west of the Mississippi River. The Space Needle was designated a historic
landmark on April 19, 1999 by the City’s Landmarks Preservation Board.

The “hovering disk” of the Space Needle has been the home of two restaurants
for decades, but were they were closed in 2000 and replaced with  a larger one
called SkyCity.

skycity
The SkyCity restaurant rotates 360 degrees within forty-seven minutes.
 

spaceneedle-observatory
The Space-Needle Observation Deck

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,CURRENT EVENTS,DEBUT,Food/Drink,HISTORY and have No Comments

Place your comment

Please fill your data and comment below.
Name
Email
Website
Your comment
*