The Space Needle
|Formerly known as||
Century 21 Space Needle
The Seattle Tower
219 Fourth Avenue North
Seattle, Washington 98109
|Designed by||John Graham and Company|
|Maximum height||605 feet/182 meters|
- Original price: $2,157,000
- Actual cost: $4,500,000
- Architect: Edward E. Carlson
- Architecture firm: John Graham and Company
- September 12, 1960: First mention of the phrase "Space Needle." it was in the Seattle Daily Times.
- September12, 1960: King county commissioners voted against paying for this tower.
- October 14, 1960: it was announced that $2.5 million in private financing had been arranged for the construction of the tower.
- 1965: A 6.5 earthquake jolted Seattle, rocking the Space Needle enough for water to slosh out of the toilets.
- May, 1996: Fireworks were shot off from the Space Needle as the Olympic torch relay passed through Seattle on the way to the games in Altanta.