Space Needle celebrates 50th anniversary with gold topon April 17, 2012 @ 6:38 am (Updated: 7:54 am - 4/17/12 )
In preparation for the landmark's 50th Anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 21, the Space Needle's top will be painted its original color: Galaxy Gold.
The Space Needle, 605 feet tall, officially opened on the first day of the World's Fair in 1962.
Nearly 20,000 people traveled to the top of the Space Needle during the fair and it's still one of Seattle's most popular tourist attractions.
Did you know: The 'new' elevators, installed in 1993, travel at the same speed a raindrop falls to earth, 10 miles per hour. Since a snowflake falls at 3 miles per hour, it appears the snow is falling up during an elevator ride.
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