Fifty years ago the Space Needle opened it’s doors to the public at the 1962 Worlds Fair. When it first opened the cap was painted Galaxy Gold. Recently they started painting it that color again. I went up to Kerry Park in the Queen Anne neighborhood for a good view of the Needle. This Galaxy Gold looks orange to me, but I guess it’s a retro color and was popular back in the 60’s.
The crew at the Seattle Center have been busy preparing for the “Next Fifty” events celebrating the 50th Anniversary. There is plenty planned between now and October 21st 2012. You can kick of the festivities with a $1 ride to the top of the Needle. That’s the price for a ride back in 1962.
Have you been to the Space Needle? I’d love to hear what you thought when you first saw it. Can you imagine what it must have been like fifty years ago?