Check out the Space Needle’s early days, and add your own photos and stories!


The Space Needle, originally named “The Space Cage” opened just in time to kick off the Seattle World’s Fair which ran from April 21-October 21. (The last elevator arrived the day before the fair opened!) Tickets were $1 for adults and 75 cents for children. 2.3 million people rode up to the Space Needle’s Observation Deck during the fair. And interestingly enough, the restaurant also opened with a different name, which offered a hint of the Needle’s name to come: “Eye of the Needle.”

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First Couple Married at the Space Needle  [View]
Celebrating 50th birthday  [View]
Baby Love  [View]
Memories in Time  [View]
Space Needle Bolts  [View]
Space Needle Music  [View]
pickles & sunshine  [View]
My Birthday and the Needle  [View]
Space Needle  [View]
I am as old as the Space Needle  [View]
Art, Culture and my American Journey  [View]
Photo backdrop was Space Needle under construction  [View]
1962 Seattle Worlds Fair  [View]
Hawaiian Dancers  [View]
Building the Needle!  [View]
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