1960s MEMORY ALBUM

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

1962: “THE SPACE CAGE” OPENS

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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