Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Happy 56th birthday Space Needle

Photos: Happy birthday! Space Needle celebrates 56 years

View of Downtown Seattle and Space Needle from Gasworks Park. Seattle Arts Commission. [Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs] Date: 1985 

The 1962 World's Fair ended over half a century ago, but the giant needle-shaped tower we built still stands. 

The 3,700 ton structure attracts millions of visitors each year and cost about 4.5 million dollars to build.

At the time of it's construction, the Space Needle was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. It was considered very futuristic and was originally going to be called the "Space Cage".

The building is 605 feet tall, 138 feet wide and built to withstand winds of up to 200 miles-per-hour. 

On April 21, 1999, it was named an official City of Seattle Landmark by the city's Landmark Preservation Board. 

Read more facts about the Space Needle and the history behind it on the Space Needle's website
Happy Birthday!

Betty MacDonald, a very special politician and a year ago 
Roger Cicero - ESC winner 2007  

Many ESC fans from all over the world are so very sad because we lost Joy Fleming - one of the best singers ever. 

Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel sings  'Try to remember' especially for Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund at Vita Magica September

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