Happy 60th Birthday, Space Needle!
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In 1962 the Space Needle opens to the public.
Every time I see it —which is most days as there is a terrific view of it from my neighborhood— I am reminded that we Americans were once optimistic about the future and science and being in the space age. It is hard for me not to hum The Jetson’s theme looking at it.
Pre-pandemic, I used to go to the top at least yearly and certainly whenever people were in town. I have not seen it since the recent remodel (the outside deck now is glass floored, and I don’t know if my fear of heights can take that), and I feel cheated that 3 years later I have not been back.
I just love this goofy thing more than I can say.