Visitors check out the Needle's new 20-foot by 8-foot 'Skypad' interactive screen. (Photo: Mónica Guzmán)

More than a great view: How Seattle’s iconic Space Needle is going digital

Take the elevator to the top and enjoy the view. That’s been the main attraction at Seattle’s iconic Space Needle for pretty much all of its 52-year history. The Needle hopes to change that starting this summer with a series of impressive digital enhancements. “We want to be the and,” says Karen Olson, the Needle’s vice president of marketing. “An amazing view,… Read More


Watch this unbelievable video of daredevils climbing up the Space Needle

When the ridiculous images of daredevils climbing up Seattle’s tallest landmarks started popping up last week, the doubters came out in full force. With photo-editing tools like Photoshop around, combined with the nearly impossible feat of climbing up structures like the Space Needle and Century Link Field, it certainly made you wonder about the authenticity. But… Read More

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Why the Space Needle is sporting a Twitter hashtag

Calling all art geeks: here’s your chance to get your design on top of the Space Needle. Now through Sept. 20, the Space Needle is accepting design submissions for its “Top Off Our 50th” campaign. The new design will be painted atop the famous needle’s roof on Oct. 21, the anniversary of the closing day of… Read More


This 25-year-old adventurer can win a trip to space

Seattle’s Lauren Furgason, a 25-year-old brand strategist at design firm Hornall Anderson, is one of five finalists who will compete next month in a competition to win a trip into space. Hosted by the Space Needle as part of its 50 year anniversary celebration, the final competition will include an Amazing Race-style activity to see who… Read More


Space Needle launches contest to send someone into space

The observation deck of Seattle’s Space Needle offers sweeping views of the city and region. But for the 50th anniversary of the Seattle landmark, organizers are thinking much bigger — and higher. The Space Needle this morning announced an elaborate sweepstakes and competition that will ultimately send one lucky winner on a suborbital spaceflight, through… Read More