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Seattle's Space Needle from the ground up over 50 years
Originally built for the 1962 World's Fair, the now iconic Space Needle marks its 50th anniversary on April 21, 2012.
By Natalia Jimenez
The iconic Space Needle has graced the Seattle skyline for 50 years. Originally built for the 1962 World's Fair, the structure continues to be very popular with visitors, providing breathtaking views from its observation deck 600 feet above the city. In our slideshow we look back over the past half-century, from the construction of the tower through key moments in its history.