There’s a Wheedle on the Needle

The fog obscuring the base of the Space Needle this morning reminded many long-time Seattlites of the early days of its construction. The Space Needle was built from the top down – the saucer and the top third of the base were suspended above the ground for several months in 1962, before construction of the legs of the structure were completed.

3 thoughts on “There’s a Wheedle on the Needle

  1. I just thought I’d correct your caption for the picture…the Space Needle was finished in December 61′. The World’s Fair was in April 62’…also, I’m not familiar the saucer ever being hanged and legs build under it, but that well may be.

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