For me, the Space Needle in Seattle looks like a spaceship balanced on top of a telecommunications antenna, and more than a little bit like a War of the Worlds tripod. And I love it!
Despite now being more than half a century old, the Space Needle still retains that futuristic feel I’m sure the designers had in mind. It was built in just 12 months for the 1962 World’s Fair, from a design that started off as a doodle on a paper placemat.
I’m fortunate enough to have been to Seattle, and up the Space Needle, on two separate occasions, five years apart. Can you spot which photos belong to each visit?
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