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Space Needle Fun Facts


Space Needle Mysteries revealed The Structure Top of the Space Needle – Aircraft Warning Beacon: 605 feet Observation Deck: 520 feet Revolving SkyCity Restaurant: 500 feet SkyLine Banquet Facility: 100 feet Pavilion entrance and SpaceBase Retail Shop: ground level Bottom of foundation: 30 feet below ground The Space Needle was built on a 120′ x 120′ lot formerly owned by ... Read More »

The Story Starts on a Napkin


Space Needle Story In 1959, an unlikely artist inspired by the Stuttgart Tower in Germany was sketching his vision of a dominant central structure for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair on a placemat in a coffee house. The artist was Edward E. Carlson, then president of Western International Hotels. His space-age image was to be the focus of the futuristic ... Read More »

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