Space Needle Under Construction in Seattle, Washington

  • May 19, 2015
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This series of photos shows the Space Needle under construction. Most folks from Seattle are probably aware of this, but we didn’t know that it was built in slightly more than seven months. That’s right! Back in 1961, it was rapidly constructed from April through December. Technically, it took about a year since final tweaks were being done through April of 1962 in time for the World’s Fair.

Take a look below at these photos. They’re fascinating, and make sure you click on each of them for a larger version. You’ll be able to zoom in and see some great details.

Seattle’s Space Needle under construction in 1961

Aerial view of Seattle Space Needle under construction in 1961

Tall view of Seattle Space Needle under construction

Seattle Space Needle under construction, a view from below.

Source: Seattle Municipal Archives

Finally, here’s one in color that we found on Flickr.

Color photo of the Seattle Space Needle under construction in 1961

Source: Flickr user EspressoBuss