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Is it your imagination, or has the Space Needle been in the headlines a lot lately?
Copper River Salmon is Here!
5.17.11

Executive Chef Jeff Maxfield and Chef de Cuisine Andrew Lind worked their magic with the first Copper River salmon to arrive on the tarmac at Seatac this morning! Check out Jeff's favorite Copper River Salmon recipe...    [View]

SPACE NEEDLE LIT UP IN RED TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR JAPAN’S EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI VICTIMS.
4.4.11

As part of a worldwide partnership of towers, the Space Needle was lit with red and white lights on the evening of April 4, 2011 — to encourage support for the people of Japan, devastated by the recent earthquake and tsunami. Towers across the globe participated, including Canada’s CN Tower, China’s Macau Tower, Malaysia’s Menara KL, Korea’s N Tower, New Zealand’s Sky Tower, and England’s Spinnaker Tower. Here in the U.S., the Empire State Building and John Hancock Center were also lit up in red.   [View]

SKYCITY CHEF JEFF MAXFIELD SHARES HIS PRIZED RECIPE FOR MOCHA BRAISED SHORT RIBS

Chef Jeff Maxfield, the Executive Chef at SkyCity at the Needle, appeared on KING TV’s New Day NW in February, 2011 to show folks how to prepare this mouth-watering and romantic dish. Just in case you missed him on TV, here’s Jeff’s recipe.   [View]

SEAHAWKS FAN WINS TRIP FOR TWO TO CHICAGO GAME, THANKS TO THE SPACE NEEDLE AND THE JOHN HANCOCK OBSERVATORY.

West Seattle resident Nancy McManus won two tickets to cheer on the Seattle Seahawks when they played the Chicago Bears at Chicago’s Soldier Field on January 16, 2011. She and her 12-year old daughter Delaney had a great time, even though the Hawks lost.    [View]

LET THE PARTY BEGIN!
The Space Needle kicks off its 50th Anniversary celebration.

Fifty years ago, on April 17, 1961, the Howard S. Wright Construction Company broke ground on the Space Needle project, in a race to finish construction in just one year and four days, in time for the opening of the World’s Fair.

That made April 17, 2011 the perfect day to kick off our 50th Anniversary celebration! Family members of key players in the construction project got together with Bagley Wright, the sole surviving member, to present their recollections from the Needle’s first days. And they helped to launch this website, in the hopes that all kinds of people will contribute their stories and photos of special times at the Space Needle — creating the world’s most complete Space Needle memory archive. Have you shared your story yet?

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