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The Seattle Space Needle

April 15, 2011 Leave a comment

DailyIcon have just sent me some wonderful contemporary images of this amazing structure.

Designed for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair Exhibition and located on the only bit of land not owned by the city, the 37 x 37m site was unaffected by the height restrictions of other exhibits and pavilions at the fair.

Standing 605 feet (184 meters) in the air on massive steel beams that form its slender legs, the Space Needle was completed in December 1961 and has since become the internationally recognized symbol of Seattle.

Although there is much contention surrounding who came up with the final design, John Graham is widely acknowledged as its primary architect.

The whole DailyIcon article can be found here

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